Mumbai: Alcatel (www.alcatel.com) has announced that its subsidiary Nextenso has signed an alliance agreement with Cap Gemini Telecom Media and Networks France, the French unit of Telecom Media Networks (email@example.com), an industry practice of the Cap Gemini Ernst and Young group (www.cgey.com).
This deal allows Cap Gemini Telecom Media and Networks France to enrich the solutions it proposes, integrates and installs with its customers due to the very diverse Nextenso product suite, notably in the domain of location, mobility, and voice/data services in the Internet world.
This agreement with Cap Gemini Ernst and Young also offers unprecedented opportunities to Nextenso, as Cap Gemini Ernst and Young's TMN is one of the world leading integrators for system integration and strategic consulting to telecom operators, with whom about 80 per cent of the world's leading telecom operators partner. TMN relies on a considerable savoir-faire in the domain of telecommunications and has an exceptional geographical reach.
Cap Gemini is especially interested in Nextenso's location services offer, a domain which they find very promising. Says Nextenso CEO Denis Attal: ''We are proud that TMN has chosen to partner with us out of a range of competitors. Their decision was based on the trustworthiness and flexibility of our solution in the field of Internet applications. Our portfolio consists of an integrated suite of voice, data and multimedia applications which will be of major importance for the recovery of the telecom and media markets.''
The Cap Gemini Ernst and Young Group is one of the largest management and IT consulting organisations in the world. The company offers management and IT consulting services, systems integration, and technology development, design and outsourcing capabilities on a global scale to help businesses continue to implement growth strategies and leverage technology. The organisation employs about 55,000 people worldwide and reported 2001 global revenues of more than euro 8.4 billion.
Telecom Media Networks is a global industry practice of Cap Gemini Ernst and Young focusing on the consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing needs of communications service providers and media players worldwide.
Alcatel designs, develops and builds innovative and competitive communications networks, enabling carriers, service providers and enterprises to deliver any type of content, such as voice, data and multimedia, to any type of consumer, anywhere in the world.
Relying on its leading and comprehensive products and solutions portfolio, stretching from end-to-end optical infrastructures, fixed and mobile networks to broadband access, Alcatel's customers can focus on optimising their service offerings and revenue streams. With sales of euro 25 billion in 2001 and 99,000 employees, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries.