Worldwide services deal

Anda Networks, a supplier of carrier-class Ethernet solutions for fibre and copper-based access networks, has selected Lucent Technologies services arm, Lucent Worldwide Services, to provide global maintenance and deployment services for its Metro Ethernet products.

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By  Angela Sutherland Published  March 27, 2006

Anda Networks, a supplier of carrier-class Ethernet solutions for fibre and copper-based access networks, has selected Lucent Technologies services arm, Lucent Worldwide Services, to provide global maintenance and deployment services for its Metro Ethernet products. Under the agreement, Anda now has the ability to leverage Lucent Worldwide Services to offer its customers access to more than 11,000 network experts, 60 global network call and technical centers, and worldwide sparing, logistics, and depot locations in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Europe, North Africa, North America, and Central and Latin America regions round-the-clock. "We are pleased to support Anda with our portfolio of maintenance and deployment services," says Jim Johnson, vice president of Maintenance and Deployment Solutions, Lucent Worldwide Services. "This arrangement will give Anda the ability to leverage the breadth and expertise of Lucent’s multi-vendor support services globally." By expanding the delivery capabilities, Anda’s carrier customers will now have the added flexibility, worldwide support and localised logistics to further scale and enable worldwide carrier Ethernet service deployments."The selection of Lucent Worldwide Services is a perfect complement to Anda," says Greg Allmin, director of customer service for Anda Networks. "By working with Lucent, Anda is positioned to extend world class services to large multinational carriers, thus strengthening its abilities to deliver and support its EtherTone products on a worldwide basis.” Anda’s EtherTone solutions provide cost-effective Ethernet access, aggregation and transport for consolidating Managed Ethernet Private lines such as E-Line and E-LAN.

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