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Bell Canada, Lucent to expand broadband services

Bell Canada and Lucent Technologies have joined forces to accelerate the delivery of Bell Canada's broadband servic...


October 20, 2003  


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Bell Canada and Lucent Technologies have joined forces to accelerate the delivery of Bell Canada’s broadband services to more customers in Ontario and Quebec.

Under a collaborative strategic agreement signed today, Bell will deploy new network technologies that will allow it to increase the reach of its IP-based applications and services. The initiative is part of what the company called an "evolution to a Next Generation Network that will simplify customer access to innovative, content and feature-rich communications services."

Through new technology provided by Lucent, Bell will expand the deployment of its Sympatico High Speed Internet service.

"Bell Canada is the first service provider worldwide to deploy the new Stinger Compact Remote, which in conjunction with the Stinger FS+ and NavisAccess DSL Element Management System, will position it to offer integrated IP-based voice, data and video services at faster speeds through regular telephone lines," the companies said in a statement.

In addition, Bell Canada will evolve its voice messaging services using Lucent’s new IP-based platform, AnyPath Messaging System.

AnyPath enables subscribers to access and manage all of their communications needs on one platform voice mail, e-mail, faxes, text messages, and voice-controlled Web-browsing – using a telephone, wireless device or personal computer.

Bell says it will start implementing the new technologies onto its network in 2004.


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