Wednesday, May 10, 2006

ICE selects Lucent Technologies to offer next generation voice and data services

Solution featuring platforms from Lucent and key partners will enable ICE to rapidly develop and launch capabilities such as Voice over IP and virtual private networks

By Uri Ridelman

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), the sole telecommunications provider in Costa Rica, has awarded Lucent Technologies a $29 million contract to offer next generation voice and data services.

ICE, a state entity, initially will use the Lucent solutions to provide voice over IP (VoIP) calling, pre-paid services and virtual private networks targeting the international segment for both business and residential customers.

In addition to VoIP services, ICE is preparing to offer its customers a comprehensive set of IP-based services, including high-speed Ethernet connectivity.

"This initiative is part of our commitment to continue to offer our customer advanced services in a timely and cost-effective manner," said Claudio Bermudez, ICE's Telecommunications Manager.

Lucent Worldwide Services will provide multivendor network integration services for the project.

"Lucent will provide a broad range of Value over IP solutions designed to help ICE to introduce multimedia services that combine voice, data and video capabilities," said Javier Falcon, regional vice president for Lucent Technologies in Latin America.

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