Alcatel-Lucent has announced the opening of its Taiwan Innovation Center to increase strategic engagement with service provider and enterprise customers in North Asia and China.
The Taiwan Innovation Center showcases Alcatel-Lucent’s latest solutions as it gives service providers and enterprise customers the opportunity to experience hands-on demonstrations. In addition, these customers can create new communications service concepts and business models through the ng Connect Program, a multi-industry connected-user experience ecosystem founded by Alcatel-Lucent.
The center’s the demo environment is supported by a comprehensive Alcatel-Lucent network environment, including a live 4G LTE network to highlight mobile ultra-broadband access, and a a fixed access network that includes 7750 service routers and 1830 PSS in the core.
The center also exhibits IP Platforms products including IMS, WNG, CloudBand, and Motive. Also included are cloud-based service concepts from the ng Connect Program which showcase a hosted cloud data center on virtual resources managed by Alcatel-Lucent’s CloudBand and accessible via the Internet.
Taiwan has become a significant player in the ultra-broadband market with both fixed and mobile access predicted to reach US$13.6 billion by 2018 through a nationwide fiber-optic network rollout and LTE launch.
The country is the 18th largest exporter in the world according to the CIA World Factbook and a leading maker of computers, microchips, semi-conductors and other IT equipment.
The briefing center in Taiwan is the fourth for Alcatel-Lucent with others in Brazil, France and the United States.
“This innovation center gives our customers a way to see and experience Alcatel-Lucent products and services, and also work in partnership with businesses from a wide range of industries and markets to develop next generation services,” said Martin Jordy, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Asia Pacific Region. “Here they can share ideas, gain a better understanding of The Shift Plan, our strategy with IP and ultra-broadband, as well as join an established ecosystem of partners via the ngConnect program. We developed The ng Connect Program with this collaboration in mind and I am excited to see it in action here in APAC.”