Maltese operator GO selects Alcatel-Lucent's Smart Plan to help customers easily discover, purchase and manage broadband services
Oct 14, 2013 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE:ALU) has been selected by GO, the leading telecommunications in Malta, to helpshape its service offering as it lays the foundations of its evolvednetwork
Alcatel-Lucent's Smart Plan is designed to help service providers define andshape their retail strategies around fixed, mobile and data commercial offers.For GO in particular, Smart Plan will provide key policy and charging software,enabling consumers to easily discover, purchase and manage the broadbandservices that suit them.
Along with Smart Plan, Alcatel-Lucent will also be providing GO with itsEvolved Packet Core technology -- the high-performance, all-IP platform thatsits at the heart of a mobile network to ensure the highest quality ofexperience while optimizing total cost of ownership.
Key Facts :
- GO is laying the groundwork for its 4G LTE service by putting in placecritical policy and charging software to manage customer services usage.
- GO is the first customer to deploy Alcatel-Lucent's complete Smart Plansolution, which was introduced in February 2013 to help service providerseasily shape a retail strategy around fixed, mobile and data offerings.
- The Alcatel-Lucent Smart Plan platform enables GO to build service offersfor every target market -- from traditional voice users to heavy mobile datausers, making it easier for customers to understand, tailor and manage theirown service plans.
- Smart Plan deployed by GO includes:
SurePay simplifying real-time charging across fixed, mobile and data services.
5780Dynamic Services Controller (DSC) based on Agile Rules Technology (A.R.T.)and making it easier for GO to implement personalized services faster.
- GO also is deploying the Alcatel-Lucent's Evolved Packet Core, including 7750 Service Router Mobile Packet Gateway and 9471Wireless Mobility Manager / Mobility Manager Entity (MME) to support thefuture LTE deployments in the country.
- The solutions put in place by GO underline The Shift Plan, Alcatel-Lucent'sindustrial strategy to become specialist vendor of IP Networking andUltra-Broadband Access.
Kelvin Camenzuli, Chief Technical Officer of GO said: "Alcatel-Lucent's Smart Plan solution is helping GO simplify, personalize andenhance its customers' experiences around mobile usage, while inc r easingtheir real-time purchasing decisions, which are key elements in our evolvednetwork. Smart Plan also enables us to offer our customers even more purchasingoptions through a mobile data ecosystem with partner brands."
Gianluca Baini, president Mediterranean Countries of Alcatel-Lucentsaid : "As GO evolves its network, it needs flexible solutions tocreate personalized offers and business models that drive new revenue streamsfor mobile data, as well as voice and SMS. What's more, GO can leverage theSmart Plan platform to complement its retail strategy, creating a new andconvenient touch point on customers' mobiles."
GO is Malta's first quadruple play operator, a truly converged andintegrated communications and entertainment company with a wide range ofservices. As Malta's leading provider of telecommunications services, GO offersfixed phone, mobile telephony, broadband internet services, digital tv, inaddition to business-related services like data networking solutions, businessIP services, managed and co-location facilities. GO powers over 500,000customer connections and services -- thus making it the largest communicationsprovider in Malta.
GO has been in the business of communications for the past 30 years and itsmajor shareholder is Emirates International Telecommunications LLC (EIT), ajoint venture between TECOM Investments and Dubai Investment Group -- both partof Dubai Holding. The remaining shares are traded on the Malta and London StockExchanges.
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ABOUT ALCATEL-LUCENT (EURONEXT PARIS AND NYSE: ALU)
Alcatel-Lucent is at the forefront of global communications, providingproducts and innovations in IP and cloud networking, as well as ultra-broadbandfixed and wireless access to service providers and their customers, enterprisesand institutions throughout the world.
Underpinning Alcatel-Lucent in driving the industrial transformation fromvoice telephony to high-speed digital delivery of data, video and informationis Bell Labs, an integral part of Alcatel-Lucent and one of the world'sforemost technology research institutes, responsible for countlessbreakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry.Alcatel-Lucent innovations have resulted in the company being recognized byThomson Reuters as a Top 100 Global Innovator, as well as being named by MITTechnology Review as amongst 2012's Top 50 "World's Most Innovative Companies".Alcatel-Lucent has also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, beingnamed Industry Group Leader for Technology Hardware & Equipment sector inthe 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices review for making globalcommunications more sustainable, affordable and accessible, all in pursuit ofthe company's mission to realize the potential of a connected world.
With revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2012, Alcatel-Lucent is listed on theParis and New York stock exchanges (Euronext and NYSE: ALU). The company isincorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.
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