Lucent Technologies and Bell Atlantic have agreed a $1 billion five-year agreement on switching equipment, software and peripherals over the next five years.
Bell is buying a range of 5ESS-2000 Switch hardware and software, and the contract covers the conversion of a large portion of Bell Atlantic's network from analogue to digital and switch interfaces for a variety of digital-based services, including voice, data and multimedia.
Lawrence Babbio, vice chairman of Bell Atlantic commented: ?By entering this major switching arrangement with Lucent, we will.. provide a whole range of advanced services.?
Lucent Technologies is the research and development arm for the company. designs, builds and delivers a wide range of public and private networks, communications systems and software, consumer and business telephone systems and microelectronic components. Bell Labs is the research and development arm of Lucent Technologies.
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