Telstra and Alcatel in R&D agreement

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Telstra and Alcatel in R&D agreement

Telstra and Alcatel-Lucent work together on research and development.

Telstra and Europe-based Alcatel-Lucent have announced a three year collaborative Research and Development (R&D) agreement that will see the two companies combine forces to further develop Telstra’s network.

The agreement will enable Telstra to harness Alcatel-Lucent’s extensive local and global R&D capabilities - including 25,000 technologists, scientists and engineers around the world and the innovative power of Bell Labs – helping to sustain Telstra’s ongoing drive to be at the forefront of telecommunications innovation in Australia.

Dr Hugh Bradlow, chief technology officer at Telstra said the close collaboration with the world-class R&D capabilities of Alcatel-Lucent, including Bell Labs, is a major advantage for Telstra and our customers.

“It enables technology transfer of leading edge capabilities to Australia and ensures our customers have access to world-leading solutions that are globally competitive. It will also enable us to influence global solution development and technology innovation here in Australia,” he said.

The agreement complements Alcatel-Lucent’s existing role as a major Strategic Supplier for the development of the Telstra Next IP network.

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