Alcatel-Lucent CEO Ben Verwaayen: 'New Applications'

Light Reading's broadband video interview, the second in a three-part series, debuts today

Jan 27, 2010, 07:00 ET from Light Reading

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- TechWeb's Light Reading (www.lightreading.com), the leading research-led media company serving the global communications marketplace, today announced that the second segment of its broadband video interview with Alcatel-Lucent CEO Ben Verwaayen is online, right here:

http://www.lightreading.com/video.asp?doc_id=187126  

The Alcatel-Lucent chief tells Light Reading's International Managing Editor, Ray Le Maistre, that applications enablement in carrier networks could potentially combine everything the Internet offers with the stuff traditional telecom carriers are good at: reliable networks, location capability, and billing. The result could be new types of communications services served up by companies that consumers trust.

The third interview in this series will run on Friday, January 29, at www.lightreading.com. The first interview in the series is available right here:

http://www.lightreading.com/video.asp?doc_id=186976


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Amy Averbook

Light Reading

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