Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) has bagged ‘Asia Pacific Optical Vendor of the Year’ award at the 2012 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards ceremony in Singapore. Alcatel-Lucent has won this award for the fourth time since 2008 from the leading business research and consulting firm Frost &Sullivan.
Rajeev Singh-Molares, president of the Asia-Pacific Region for Alcatel-Lucent, said that this recognition by Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert) acknowledges Alcatel-Lucent’s next generation optics portfolio, coupled with ALU’s phenomenal business growth and outstanding capabilities to rise above the Asia-Pacific region’s highly-competitive carrier network optical infrastructure market.
Alcatel-Lucent specializes in networking and communications technology, product and services space. It is home to world’s foremost research center, Bell Labs (News - Alert); which has been responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. The next generation optical innovations of the company are designed to provide solutions to a diverse range of applications needs of research institutions, multi-service operators, data-center operators and service providers. The company’s optical solutions help operators keep their capital and operational costs in check. The optical portfolio serves the exponential growth in demand for higher data rates and network capacity.
Founded in 2004, the Frost & Sullivan Awards are presented to companies that have the best practices, innovative business strategies and commitment in their industry required to make a mark in the global marketplace.
Alcatel-Lucent’s award winning optical technology milestones include;
- In Year 2008, Added T-MPLS capability to PTN, Debuted Zero Touch Photonics.
- In Year 2010, first single-carrier 100G coherent solution was launched.
- In year 2011, became first vendor to support smooth migration from T-MPLS to MPLS-TP, Launched 100G XR, eXtended Reach with improved performance, Integrated Zero Touch Photonics with OTN, Optical Transport Network.
- In March 2012, announced PSE, the Photonic Service Engine, a 100G solution powered by industry’s first 400G chip.
Alcatel-Lucent aims to build on its 69 percent share in the Asia-Pacific region. It tops the market for 100G optical technology through unrivalled technology and customer support capabilities. It is a long trusted partner of enterprises, governments and service providers around the world and has been deployed in over 30 countries by more than 60 customers.
Edited by Brooke Neuman