Paris, July 11, 2007 – TerreStar Networks Inc. (TerreStar),
has selected Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) to supply a
next-generation solution for a significant test as TerreStar prepares to build
an integrated mobile satellite and land-based communications network in North
America, believed to be the first of its kind using the IP Multimedia Subsystem
(IMS) to deliver universal access and personalized services over standard
wireless devices, such as mobile phones and personal digital assistants
For the lab trial, Alcatel-Lucent will provide an IMS service delivery
architecture that can enable TerreStar’s service provider customers to rapidly
develop and integrate communications applications into the next generation
network. TerreStar and its channel partners will test the ability of this new
platform to help provide some of the fastest service provider response in the
industry to new commercial market opportunities through rapid provisioning and
deployment of new applications.
TerreStar, which has begun deploying its network for commercial launch in
2008 expects to operate as a carrier’s carrier, providing integrated next
generation terrestrial and satellite mobility services to communications
services providers -- such as wireless carriers, satellite vendors, wireless
operators, and electric and telephony cooperatives -- and also providing
services directly to companies and government entities.
“This type of innovative solution helps ensure that we can rapidly deliver
the on-demand services over a mobile, ubiquitous next-generation satellite and
land network that commercial service providers and enterprises need,” said
Dennis Matheson, Chief Technology Officer at TerreStar.
“We are excited to work with TerreStar in helping transform communications
in North America. Alcatel-Lucent’s leadership and experience in IMS-based
services, innovation and operational capabilities can help TerreStar move
swiftly along its path to deploy the first integrated satellite and land mobile
broadband network and to bring ubiquitous mobile IP applications and services
to North America,” said Cindy Christy, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s North
Alcatel-Lucent’s solution for TerreStar will include key elements of its IMS
portfolio including IMS session controller, consolidated subscriber management
system, IMS media server, presence server and IMS application server. The
combined capabilities can allow TerreStar to deliver an advanced set
of services with multiple flexible quality of service options including:
location based services which use presence technology to determine whether
a person is available on the network, “push-to” technology that enables the
convergence of voice, push-to-talk-over-cellular and push-to-view, to create
personalized, presence-based services.
About TerreStar Networks Inc.
TerreStar (www.terrestar.com), a
majority owned subsidiary of Motient Corporation, plans to build, own and
operate North America's first 4G integrated mobile satellite and terrestrial
communications network that will provide universal access and tailored
applications throughout North America over conventional wireless devices.
TerreStar expects to be the first to offer customer-designed products and
applications over a fully optimized 4G IP network.