Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With 79,000 employees and operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris.
For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: www.alcatel-lucent.com
The Network as a Platform – for the Connected Life
Cisco plays an ever-expanding role in helping service providers transform their networks into efficient next-generation platforms capable of delivering many services to many screens. By bringing together entertainment, information, communication and personalization, service providers are competing to capture new subscribers and gain more revenue from existing ones.
The emergence of the network as a platform is changing the entire value chain and placing the network squarely at the center of innovation. The explosion of devices will be fueled by more and more services and tasks being handled online, from phone calls to personalized searches to downloading videos, games and other forms of entertainment.
The role of the network is emerging as a secure platform for delivering the customized and personalized experience that 21st century users expect - whether that means delivering new services as a carrier, boosting productivity for businesses of any size or consumers looking for real-time, personalized entertainment and services.
Cisco is leading the transition to a network-centric technology environment. By combining its core strength (IP) with intelligence, the company is creating a powerful platform that will serve as the basis for the convergence of data, voice, video and mobile communications in a secure, integrated architecture.
By enabling more content, mobility and capabilities than ever before, Intel gives you the advantage in a rapidly changing world. With advanced silicon building blocks, industry standard platforms, modular infrastructure solutions and ecosystem support, Intel can help you deliver a more compelling digital lifestyle. Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.
Aepona provides software products and solutions to Telco's globally, empowering them to fully participate in the new, collaborative world of Web 2.0 and realize the full potential of their network assets.
Aepona's technology provides the crucial bridge between the Web / IT domain and the Telecoms domain, enabling new Telco business models, creating new channels to market and allowing thousands of new high value, composite services to be delivered to a mass market of niche consumers.
Aepona's solutions have been chosen and deployed by Tier 1 Telco's such as France Telecom, Sprint, Bharti Airtel, Telus, Vimpelcom and KPN.
Convergys is a global leader in relationship management - the enterprise-wide practice of optimising how an organisation interacts with its customers and employees to drive more value from those relationships.
Convergys relationship management solutions include customer care and billing solutions, HR solutions, consulting and services. For 25 years, Convergys' unique combination of domain expertise, operational excellence, and innovative technologies has delivered process improvement and actionable business insight to clients that now span more than 70 countries and 35 languages. The company has approximately 75,000 employees in customer contact centres, data centres and other offices around the world.
For more information, visit www.convergys.com
Symantec is a global leader in infrastructure software, enabling businesses and consumers to have 'Confidence in a Connected World'. The company helps customers protect their infrastructure, information and interactions by delivering software and services that address risks to security, availability, compliance and performance. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries.
Google, Web 2.0 and a hypercompetitive landscape are driving companies across the traditional communication industry value chain toward a radical transformation of their core business. In an effort to realize new levels of business agility and cost reduction Telco & media companies are embracing the Internet model and migrating their proprietary operations toward open, COTS-based systems that until now, were only leveraged within IT datacenters. Traditional industry vendors will continue to lead in helping companies build next-generation feature and functionality into their environments, as a core competency. In response to the confluence of telecom value added services, media delivery, and IT best practices, Symantec is asserting its expertise as the world's #4 software company and #1 security software company. Our mission is to fill a market void we are calling 'The Protection Gap' so that information, infrastructure and interactions can remain protected and secure as part of our ongoing commitment to drive 'Confidence in a Connected World'.
Innovator Zone Companies
Highdeal is the world's leading provider of pricing and rating solutions. By delivering unconstrained pricing and packaging flexibility coupled with real-time transaction management, Highdeal solves the billing challenge in the multi-service world. The Yankee Group has named Highdeal the fastest growing billing and rating vendor defined in terms of announced customers. With over 180 implementations in more than 50 countries, service providers around the world rely on Highdeal. For more information, visit www.highdeal.com.
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