VCities Selects Lucent Technologies for Deployment of Multiservice Data Network in 50 Markets Nationwide.Business and Technology Editors
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Lucent Technologies (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange : LU) announced today that VCities, a service integrator delivering high-speed, integrated services In computer networking, IntServ or integrated services is an architecture that specifies the elements to guarantee quality of service (QoS) on networks. IntServ can for example be used to allow video and sound to reach the receiver without interruption. on its nationwide network of terabit routers, has selected Lucent data networking equipment to deploy in its multiservice IP-based network in 50 new U.S. cities by year end. VCities' network addresses the "infrastructure wall" faced by providers of next-generation Internet services who want to provide high-bandwidth applications in their local or national markets, but cannot afford to build an extensive network of localized application host platforms and Internet access See how to access the Internet. points.
VCities will use a broad portfolio of Lucent's data networking products, including the NX64000(tm) Multi-Terabit Switch Router See layer 3 switch. . On its terabit router IP-based network, VCities will roll out voice, data and video services, as well as Internet access to carriers, application service providers, internet service providers Internet service provider (ISP)
Company that provides Internet connections and services to individuals and organizations. For a monthly fee, ISPs provide computer users with a connection to their site (see data transmission), as well as a log-in name and password. and large organizations across the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. .
"The VCities network is designed to support applications and content such as on-demand television programming, video broadcasting and video gaming," said Russ Medina, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , VCities. "Lucent was the only vendor who could provide us with the terabit router solution we needed for the aggregation of these services and high bandwidth demand. Our new business model allows us to offer a single point of contact for a number of services. Bringing all outsourced communications services under one roof creates significant customer benefits such as a single bill and one point of contact for technical support." VCities' network will offer users unmatched bandwidth and data transfer speeds, high-speed access to the broader Internet and reliable application host platforms. The company will offer local broadband access aggregation through its VCities Access Aggregation Platform (VAAP VAAP Virginia Alternate Assessment Program
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VAAP Visual Audible Alarm Panel (Sprint) ) and facilities capable of delivering high-bit content "end-to-end" within a specific region or nationwide - regardless of access medium: xDSL, wireless, fiber, cable-modem or private line. For deployment in Vcities' network, Lucent will supply its NX64000(tm) Multi-Terabit Switch Routers, CBX (Computerized Branch eXchange) Same as PBX. 500(tm) Multiservice wide area network (WAN) switches and MAX TNT TNT: see trinitrotoluene.
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Pale yellow, solid organic compound made by adding nitrate (−NO2) groups to toluene. (tm) WAN access switches. Lucent's NX64000(tm) Multi-Terabit Switch Router -- the industry's fastest multi-terabit router capable of scaling from gigabit to 6.4 terabit per second A terabit per second (Tbit/s or Tbps) is a unit of data transfer rate equal to 1,000 gigabits per second, 1,000,000 megabits per second, 1,000,000,000 kilobits per second, or 1,000,000,000,000 bits per second. speeds. The NX64000 has the highest capacity switch fabric, the highest port density, lowest latency and supports Quality of Service (QoS) at line rates, even for OC-48 and OC-192 interfaces, supporting massive volumes of converged voice, video and data traffic. Lucent's market-leading CBX 500(tm) Multiservice WAN (Wide Area Network) switches will enable VCities to manage all services--including ATM, frame relay and IP--from a multiservice ATM network. VCities will also deploy Lucent's industry-leading MAX TNT(tm), a scalable, carrier-class WAN access switch for remote access, as well as its DSL Terminator 100 layer-3 devices for circuit termination. VCities plans to rollout the new network through the next year, rapidly expanding its presence, which is centered primarily in Texas today.
"Our goal is to provide end-to-end solutions that allow service providers to offer their customers the highest quality next-generation services," said Ram Krishnan, director Internetworking, IP Group, Lucent Technologies InterNetworking Systems. "The Lucent solution will help VCities minimize time-to-market, investment dollars and monthly recurring costs, while quickly building market share." Lucent is the market leader in the multiservice ATM and remote access markets, according to recent market analyst reports. According to Cahners In-Stat Group, Synergy Research Group and Vertical Systems Group, Lucent leads in the worldwide ATM switch sales to service providers. According to Dell'Oro Group, Cahners In-Stat Group and Synergy Research Group, Lucent is the leading provider of remote access concentrators (RAC See remote access concentrator. ) and holds the No.1 position both in overall RAC ports shipped as well as revenues. Lucent is also the market-share leader in symetric DSL, with a rapidly emerging position in the overall DSL market.
VCities, based in Dallas, Texas, is a privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. focused on delivering services over the Internet through a bundled service solution. The company is deploying a nationwide network of terabit routers that allows CLECs, carriers, ISPs, ASPs and large organizations to minimize time-to-market with new Internet applications and services, reduce investment dollars in infrastructure and eliminate monthly recurring costs in order to quickly build market share. VCities network foundation delivers IP services through any medium, terrestrial, wireless, fiber, copper and combined. For more information on VCities, visit the company's web site at www.vccities.com
Lucent Technologies, headquartered in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, designs and delivers the systems, software, silicon and services for next-generation communications networks for service providers and enterprises. Backed by the research and development of Bell Labs, Lucent focuses on high-growth areas such as optical and wireless networks; Internet infrastructure; communications software; communications semiconductors and optoelectronics; Web-based enterprise solutions that link private and public networks; and professional network design and consulting services. For more information on Lucent Technologies, visit its Web site at http://www.lucent.com.