Alcatel Lucent Soci
) recently announced that its advanced data management platform
has been selected by Verizon Wireless to enhance the latter's
Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. The financial terms of the
deal remain undisclosed.
Verizon will be deploying Alcatel-Lucent's Subscriber Data
Manager (SDM) across its whole network to aid in its expansion
plans. The SDM will consolidate the multiple application
databases of Verizon, leading to an efficient management of data
traffic as the network grows.
SDM belongs to the Alcatel-Lucent's novel IMS Subsystem
solutions which leverages the communication network while
reducing costs and enhancing customer experience. The company has
been providing IP Multimedia Sub System (IMS) solutions to
Verizon since the launch of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE in
In May 2013, Verizon Communications had teamed up with Alcatel
Lucent to deploy small cells on its 4G network for augmenting its
existing 4G LTE network while primarily concentrating on high
Apart from the SDM, Alcatel-Lucent will also be applying its
Motive Authentication, Authorization and Accounting Server,
Centralized Operations Manager and SDM Expert products along with
its VoLTE feature set.
Verizon Wireless is a joint venture between
Verizon Communications Inc.
The deal further strengthens Alcatel-Lucent's 'The Shift
Plan,' a strategy to reposition and establish itself as the
specialist of Internet Protocol (IP) and Cloud networking, ultra
broadband fixed and mobile access. The company has already seen
improvement in its cash and balance sheet position in the past
few quarters. Moreover, its share prices have surged by about
200% in the last year, reflecting the success of this
Alcatel currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Another
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