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One of the largest providers of landline telephones, mobile phone service, Internet, and cable in the United States. It traces its origins to the Bell Telephone Company, established by Alexander Graham Bell in 1875. By the second decade of the 20th century, it was approaching near monopoly status over the telephone industry. In 1913, it agreed to acquire no more competitors without the approval of the Interstate Commerce Commission. In 1982, it was ruled that AT&T was engaging in anti-competitive activities, and the company was forced to divest itself of many of its assets. In 2005, the company was acquired by one of its former subsidiaries, which took the name AT&T. It presently controls much of what it originally did before the monopoly settlement. See also: Baby Bell.
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Lucent demonstrated the interoperability of its optical and data products in September of this year at the Networld+Interop show in Atlanta.
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This very significant win for Lucent reaffirms Lucent's leading position in the Korean optical networking market, and further highlights our worldwide leadership in the delivery of Optical Cross Connect (OXC) systems, critical components for converged networks," said John Yang, President and CEO of Lucent Technologies Korea.
The agreement builds on a reseller relationship established earlier this year under which Lucent is offering Simpler Networks' central office EZ-MDF[TM] automated main distribution frame (AMDF) hardware and software along with its own end-to-end suite of integration and professional services to help service providers install and integrate the AMDF products in their networks.
Malaysia, and the Asian Region, are important NGN markets for Lucent and we appreciate the opportunity to assist Maxis, a recognized leader in the delivery of advanced services, in moving to an IP-based next-generation network," said Bart Vogel, president, Lucent Technologies Asia Pacific.
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The agreement enhances Lucent's ability to share location-based data across Lucent and TCS solutions in order to 'location enable' other applications in Lucent's portfolio such as Lucent SurePay(R) Real-Time Rating and Charging Suite and Lucent Active PhoneBook.
In addition to VoIP services, ICE is preparing to offer its customers a comprehensive set of IP-based services, including high-speed Ethernet connectivity, and the Lucent platform will allow it to rapidly develop and launch these new value added services.
To meet customer's increasing product demands and accelerate product delivery for both Lucent's Metropolis Wavelength Services Manager (WSM) and Movaz' RAYexpress optical platform, Lucent and Movaz have entered into an agreement for Lucent to manage elements of Movaz's supply chain operations, including key component purchases, product manufacturing, and customer delivery requirements.
By partnering with Dynavar, we were able to offer DTI a compelling end-to-end solution that resolved their needs in a cost-effective manner, as well as met the needs of their customers," said Gerry Cafaro, vice president of sales for Lucent Technologies.
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Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) today announced several contract wins in Europe and a groundbreaking new product for third-generation (3G) mobile networks at the 3GSM World Congress 2006 trade show taking place here this week.