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  • NBN Co's Quigley plays down Alcatel bribery concerns

    NBN Co chief executive, Mike Quigley, has played down the current controversy surrounding his former employer, Alcatel-Lucent’s, recent $US137 million settlement for bribery cases brought by US authorities.

  • Former Alcatel exec jailed on bribery charges

    A former executive with Alcatel has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for a US$2.5 million (NZ$3.63 billion) bribery scheme in an attempt to win a mobile telephone contract from the government of Costa Rica.

  • Ex-Alcatel exec admits bribery

    A former Alcatel executive has pleaded guilty to paying more than US$2.5 million (NZ$3.28 billion) in bribes to secure a telephone contract with Costa Rica’s state telecommunications agency.

  • Avaya to open office in New Zealand

    Lucent spin-off Avaya, the world’s largest internet protocol telephony provider, plans to open a New Zealand office in the next few months, says the company’s Asia-South Pacific managing director, Carlton Taya.

  • Nortel plans to drop or spin-off more products

    Nortel Networks will closely examine all of its product categories and consider dropping out or seeking a partnership or joint venture anywhere it doesn’t hold (or forecast) a 20% market share, president and chief executive officer Mike Zafirovski says.

  • Express research aggregation project kicks off

    The meeting of minds between the South Pacific MediaLab and the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology (FoRST) over “research aggregation” has culminated in a multi-million dollar research programme, known as ICT Express.

  • Alcatel and Telecom 'married', says Alcatel head

    Alcatel’s relationship with Telecom New Zealand goes far beyond the usual customer-vendor pitch. The partnership sees Telecom outsource its entire Next Generation Network platform to Alcatel, tipped to replace the PSTN in the next decade. Alcatel is treating the relationship as a prototype for future deals as well.

  • Telecom next gen voice trial ends successfully

    Telecom has completed what it calls the first step in the roll-out of a $1.4 billion next-generation network, a trial involving 120 residential and small business customers trying out advanced voice services over three months.

  • Alcatel seeds integrated PBX SME market

    Other vendors are likely to show interest in the sub-corporate business market that French telco equipment and services supplier Alcatel has jumped into with its OmniPCXOffice, says a telecomms consultant.