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Press Release -- October 13th, 2014
Source: Alcatel-Lucent
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Alcatel-Lucent collaborates with Korea’s KT to accelerate the shift to NFV

Technical collaboration agreement will apply Alcatel-Lucent’s integrated NFV products - including virtualized EPC, CloudBand NFV and Nuage Networks SDN platforms – to drive NFV adoption in Korea

Paris, October 13, 2014

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has signed a technical collaboration agreement with KT, the largest communication service provider in Korea, to drive innovation and the adoption of a comprehensive Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)-based infrastructure.

The collaboration with Alcatel-Lucent forms part of KT’s efforts to evolve its Giga Network, in which NFV will underpin the development of a new architecture to increase efficiency, lower costs and increase cloud products.

The use of NFV is seen as key to increasing efficiency and to accelerate product deployment and service creation flexibility.

Key Facts:

  • Together, KT and Alcatel-Lucent will create an NFV proof-of-concept that includes Alcatel-Lucent’s:

Quotes:

HongBeom Jeon, Head of Technology Infra Laboratory Center, KT said: “KT is happy to collaborate on our NFV proof of concept with Alcatel-Lucent who has been delivering open and integrated NFV and SDN products. We expect this collaboration will help us create converged services  for Gigatopia era and develop new revenue generation models.”

Chi Il Yoo, Head of Alcatel-Lucent Korea said: “Alcatel-Lucent and KT share a vision of the strategic importance of virtualization and cloud infrastructure and service formation. We look forward to helping KT transition its EPC network functions to operate in an NFV/SDN environment.  Combining vEPC, CloudBand and Nuage Networks VSP for SDN provides an innovative architectural model to answer the demand for next generation application workloads and to optimize CAPEX and OPEX for delivering KT’s mobile broadband services.”

About Nuage Networks

Nu-âhj: From French, meaning ‘cloud’. Nuage Networks brings a unique combination of groundbreaking technologies and unmatched networking expertise to the enterprise and telecommunications industries. The Silicon Valley-based startup has applied radically new thinking to the problem of delivering massively scalable and high programmable SDN solutions with the security and availability required by business-critical environments. Nuage Networks, backed by Alcatel-Lucent’s (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) rapidly growing IP division, has the pedigree to serve the needs of the world’s biggest clouds. The cloud has made promises – the mission of Nuage Networks is to help you realize them.

For more information, visit Nuage Networks on: www.nuagenetworks.net, read the latest posts on the Nuage Networks blog http://www.nuagenetworks.net/blog/ and follow the company on Twitter:https://twitter.com/nuagenetworks.

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