Lucent (LU) will provide its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) platform to Hong Kong's New World Telecommunications, enabling the telco to create and deliver simple, seamless, secure, portable, personal multimedia services for their subscribers over its optical IP network to different types of end user devices.

Lucent's IMS platform allows NWT to easily implement new and innovative services over an internationally recognized standard. NWT is Hong Kong's first fixed line operator to deploy an IMS platform.

York Mok, Chief Operating Officer of NWT said, "The global telecommunications industry has entered the new era of transforming traditional network to pure IP network, which is the cornerstone in the emergency of fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) services. Being the leading IP and telecom service provider in Hong Kong and the region, we endeavour to create unparalleled value to our customers."

Lucent's IMS platform enables carriers to deliver both new and traditional seamless multimedia services to IP or legacy subscribers. Lucent has about 77 ongoing trials for IMS network elements with 16 customers.

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