AT&T Extends Alcatel-Lucent's U-verse Contract
Alcatel-Lucent announced Tuesday that US incumbent telco, AT&T, has extended the contract under which Alcatel-Lucent provides end-to-end multivendor network integration for AT&T's U-verse triple-play offering. U-verse is comprised of U-verse TV, a Microsoft Mediaroom-powered IPTV service; U-verse High Speed Internet; and U-verse Voice--all of which are delivered over AT&T's IP network using Alcatel-Lucent's Triple Play Service Delivery Architecture (TPSDA). According to AT&T, the U-verse offering is now available in 93 markets in 19 states, and its U-verse TV component now has over 1.3 million customers.
AT&T bills its end-to-end multivendor network systems integration service as including solution program management, third-party management, network engineering, solution testing/validation and deployment services. "AT&T and Alcatel-Lucent have worked together to integrate and deploy U-verse TV so it delivers a reliable, feature-rich service to its users," Robert Vrij, president of Alcatel-Lucent's Americas business, said in a prepared statement. "As AT&T U-verse expands even further across the country, we are looking forward to continuing to provide AT&T with our multivendor, end-to-end network integration capabilities."