AT&T and Alcatel-Lucent will continue to work together on the telecom's U-verse triple-play service, the equipment maker said Tuesday after the companies extended their deal for Alcatel to provide end-to-end support for the platform. In 2004, Alcatel signed a $1.7 billion, five-year deal with SBC Communications, which bought AT&T in 2005.
BT is using more of Alcatel-Lucent's 7750 Service Router in its 21CN network, under the undisclosed financial terms of a deal that will eventually see more than 1,000 Alcatel-Lucent routers used in the network. BT selected the routers to help deliver its wholesale Ethernet services.
Vodafone U.K. and Alcatel-Lucent have agreed to a five-year deal under which the equipment maker will oversee and improve a number of the cell phone provider's technical platforms, the companies announced. Alcatel will work on Vodafone's Intelligent Network and Core Applications (INCA) platform and standardize other systems within the company.