Drazen Lukic (Optics Competence Center, Asia Pacific) & Roque Lozano (Asia Pacific Pre-Sales)
By James Watt, President of Alcatel-Lucent Optics business.
Great news from Asia Pacific for our optical business! Last Thursday, at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore, Alcatel-Lucent received the 2012 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Award for Optical Vendor of the Year (read the media advisory) for the fourth time, following awards in 2008, 2009 and 2010. The award was conferred by Frost & Sullivan analysts and a distinguished panel of judges comprised of CIOs/CTOs from the industry. The prestigious affair was attended by all the award recipients representing the who’s who of Asia Pacific’s ICT industry, including senior executives from service providers, vendors and the media.
The Award goes to the telecom infrastructure vendor that has shown exemplary growth and performance in 2011 in the Asia Pacific carrier optical infrastructure market, across key evaluation criteria including revenue growth, product innovation, portfolio diversity and major wins.
We’ve seen tremendous traction and accelerating momentum in the market place since having launched our 100 gigabit solution back in June 2010. So far, we’ve been able to help over 60 customers, in over 30 countries, light 100G wavelengths and dramatically increase their network capacity. Along the way, we’ve been able to capture the lion’s share of the early 100G market. With this award, we are reinforcing our leadership and vision in optical networking as part of the Alcatel-Lucent‘s High Leverage Network strategy, by leveraging our portfolio breadth, IP-Optical collaboration and product innovations such as 100G transport and beyond, WDM/OTN convergence and terabit switching, GMPLS and packet-optical integration.
I am proud that we have been honored by the APAC region for our achievements. We have a tremendous team who have applied relentless efforts, passion and dedication to continue to innovate and bring to market solutions that are helping to solve our customers’ very challenging requests for bigger, better and more cost effective. In the end, the collaborative efforts between the Optical and IP teams will bring massive capacity to core networks – helping our customers stay ahead of the capacity curve and continue to connect the world while making it all look easy!