Telenet has announced a seven-year frame agreement with Alcatel-Lucent as the Flemish cabler develops its mobile MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) project.
Alcatel-Lucent will be the overall integrator of the full mobile core and of the added value network components. The technology company will be responsible for the supply, installation, integration, operation and maintenance of Telenet’s next generation mobile core network and service creation infrastructure.
“This investment shows our commitment towards the implementation of Telenet Mobile. This project enables us to expand both our current product offering and to create new mobile and converged services for our customers. The co-operation with Alcatel-Lucent demonstrates the commitment of both parties to Flanders’ innovation driven economy,” says Telenet executive VP, technology & solutions Jan Vorstermans. “Alcatel-Lucent global experience in managing complex, multi-party network integration projects across the world will support our ambition for this project.”
In statements released to the press, Telenet is described as the first operator to become a full MVNO, though operators including the UK’s Virgin Media already have systems in place, while others such as Multimedia Polska are close to finalising their plans.