KDN expands relationship with Alcatel-Lucent to launch advanced Internet services for small and mid-sized businesses in Kenya
Paris, March 3, 2010 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Kenya Data Networks (KDN), the leading data communications carrier in Kenya and one of the largest in Africa, have expanded their existing relationship by offering KDN’s small- and medium-sized enterprise customers flexible, secure Internet services.
“Our objective is to deliver a wide range of beneficial, easy-to-use Internet services to our business customers,” said Kai Wulff, CEO of KDN and Group Executive of Altech East and Central Africa. “Alcatel-Lucent is providing us with a cost-effective corporate solution that will enable us to offer our customers innovative services with the highest quality standards.”
The new offering in Kenya is provided via the Alcatel-Lucent Extended Communication Server (ECS), a solution that transforms the way small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) communicate by delivering fully integrated communication, collaboration and mobility solutions that are scalable, reliable and cost-effective.
The Extended Communication Server family delivers complete collaboration and unified communication via secured Web access solutions, tailored to the specific needs of SMEs. Through the mobile push feature within ECS, employees can quickly retrieve emails, calendar information, contacts and tasks on-the-fly and in real-time on their mobile devices, keeping in touch with their business anytime, anywhere and enhancing their productivity.
“Alcatel-Lucent has expanded its close relationship with KDN to include powerful data communications products that enable enterprise customers to transform their businesses, improving the level of availability and security associated with their communications systems,” said Amr El Leithy, head of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in Africa and the Middle East.
“This new contract further strengthens our long-standing cooperation with KDN and highlights their confidence in our comprehensive solutions and local support capabilities
For more detailed information about the Alcatel-Lucent Extended Communication Server, part of the Office Communication Solutions 2010, visit www.alcatel-lucent.com/smb.
About this solution
The new corporate services is created with Alcatel-Lucent‘s ECS (Extended Communication Server), OmniAccess 5510/5740, and the OmniSwitch 6400/6250.
About Kenya Data Networks (KDN)
Kenya Data Networks is a “Full Service, Data Communications Carrier” that was licensed as a “Public Data Network Operator” with a mission to build top-notch infrastructure in Kenya. At KDN we believe that we have the ability to build our own future and we are investing in that future. Our philosophy is to take the headache out of Data Communications. We don’t promise miracles, but we do promise our customers that when something does go wrong it will be our dilemma not theirs. We want to give IT professionals the tools so that they can focus on developing and maintaining the crucial business processes that run their networks, while we focus on maintaining the 99.9 % network availability that we guarantee to our customers. KDN have successfully implemented new solutions that enable our clients to communicate better than they did before. More importantly, for every implementation, we have been able to show (and our clients have seen for themselves) real savings. For more information, visit KDN on the internet: www.kdn.co.ke
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted transformation partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries such as defense, energy, healthcare, transportation, and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 15.2 billion in 2009 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
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