Telecom firm inks major deal with NTT, launches cloud-based enterprise UC product
March 25, 2013 | By Fred Donovan
Despite a number of positive announcements, including a major contract win with NTT Communications and the launch of a new enterprise cloud product, Alcatel-Lucent saw its stock price on Wall Street decline from a high of $1.50 on Wednesday to close at $1.40 on Friday, around a 7 percent drop.
On Thursday, Alcatel-Lucent announced that it received a contract from Japanese carrier NTT Communications to use its edge router systems for NTT's virtual private network (VPN) enterprise services in Japan and worldwide.
Alcatel-Lucent's 7750 service router supports platform capacities ranging from 40Gbps to 2Tbps. It has a processing structure adapted to NTT's service, quality-of-service provisioning, and a range of protocols and interfaces, such as Ethernet.
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Meanwhile, at EnterpriseConnect 2013 held last week in Orlando, Fla., Alcatel-Lucent unveiled a new cloud-based unified communications (UC) product as well as a new contact center offering.
Alcatel-Lucent said its OpenTouch Enterprise Cloud product enables service providers, system integrators and channels "to build a UC as a service [UCaaS] offering for their enterprise customers," according to Lizardo Espinosa, director of product marketing for communications solutions at Alcatel-Lucent. Enterprise Cloud combines the OpenTouch UC architecture with OmniPCX Enterprise telephony, video, instant messaging, presence, videoconferencing and Web collaboration.
You have to look at both markets (NYSE, CAC). ALU-FR was up in France at opening at $1.44 and when CAC started to nosedive the ALU-FR share price dropped down to $1.38. CAC is now recovering so I would expect ALU-FR do the same and thereafter NYSE should follow.