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Johanne Torres[September 10, 2004]

Lucent to Tango


In efforts to expand its nets� worldwide reach, Lucent Technologies (news alert - quote) just entered the Latin American market by striking deals with customers in both, Argentina and Mexico. The company announced contracts with Argentinean Telef�nica de Argentina and Maxcom Telecomunicaciones in Mexico.

"Our customers in Latin America are relying on our advanced technology and services to upgrade their networks and deploy new revenue-generating services," said Victor Agnellini, president of Lucent Technologies in the Caribbean and Latin American region. "Today's announcements build on that opportunity and are a result of the strong relationships that Lucent has built with leading service providers across this region and around the world and the strength of Lucent's portfolio."

These new contracts are said to aid Latin American operators to leverage their installed base, expanding their broadband capacity, and turning to switching solutions to help grow their businesses.

With Telefonica de Argentina, Lucent just installed 80,000 new ADSL (Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line) Stinger FS+ access ports in the Argentinean net. More than 60,000 of the new access ports deployed use DSLAM IP technology, totaling 100,000 ports. Through this deal, Lucent will become the sole supplier of DSLAM IP technology for Telefonica de Argentina, supporting the operator in its plans to expand coverage and fast forward the intro of broadband services like DSL and services over broadband in the country.

Maxcom Telecomunicaciones selected Lucent as its supplier of 5E-XC switch software, from its Accelerate portfolio as an upgrade for Lucent�s 5ESS switch to increase capacity and expand coverage. These network upgrades will serve Maxcom as a base to expand its IP services to include Voice over IP (VoIP) (define - news - alert - tutorial) and virtual private networks (VPNs) for its corporate and residential customers. 

Lucent Technologies


Telef�nica de Argentina


Maxcom Telecomunicaciones



Johanne Torres is the contributing editor for TMCnet.com and Internet Telephony magazine. Previously, she was the assistant editor for EContent magazine in Connecticut. She can be reached by e-mail at [email protected]


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