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Alcatel-Lucent to Help APT Expand Its 3G Service

Asia Pacific Telecom will be taking the help of Alcatel Lucent to expand its 3G service to cater to growing demand for data, according to a press release.

In the second half of 2012, APT is planning on extending its existing fixed and mobile Internet services, including its new range of multimedia applications to business and residential customers in Taiwan.

Under its partnership with APT, Alcatel Lucent will be supplying its first wireless network to the Internet service provider. The company will also replace equipment APT had purchased from other telecom equipment vendors.

Alcatel Lucent will also provide APT access to its enter lightRadio portfolio to help it expand its network and differentiate its products from competitors.

"Our long history of working with Asia Pacific Telecom means we understand the company's needs and those of its customers. We are excited now to be able to help transform its wireless offer, leveraging our leading 3G CDMA and LTE solutions and our IMS portfolio," said Rajeev Singh-Molares, president of Alcatel-Lucent's Asia-Pacific region.

"This will allow APT to satisfy customers' needs today while evolving the company's network to provide even more enhanced mobile data services and choices for its customers in the future. APT will also be able to leverage our innovative lightRadio portfolio in the future, allowing them to further grow their network and market position," he added.