Alcatel-Lucent opens innovation facility in Tokyo

Alcatel-Lucent has opened an innovation facility in Tokyo designed to provide its customers with demonstrations and co-creation opportunities in advanced technologies.

The Alcatel-Lucent Customer Network Centre (CNC) aims to give service providers and enterprise customers hands-on experience in the creation of new ultra-broadband and cloud-based services and applications.

A range of platforms are available in the facility, including Alcatel-Lucent’s CloudBand NFV technology and SDN solutions provided by its subsidiary Nuage Networks.

It is linked to Alcatel-Lucent’s Central NFV Competency Centre in Naperville, near Chicago in the US, via the cloud. This will enable demos and interoperability testing of virtualised solutions over the cloud platform to support Alcatel-Lucent’s Japan NFV/Network Transformation initiative which is already underway in Japan.

“The mission of the Japan Customer Network Centre is to support in an extremely collaborative manner and develop concrete customer projects involving solutions that can be rolled out using the latest innovations and cloud networks,” said Nicolas Bouverot, president, Alcatel-Lucent Japan.

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