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Alcatel-Verizon Alliance Targets SMBs With VoIP, Managed Services

Alcatel and Verizon have announced an alliance to provide SMBs with managed network services, including communications servers, applications, network services and management, and VoIP.

Alcatel and Verizon will deliver a combination of network-based and on-premise network solutions and services. Verizon will offer the Alcatel OmniPCX Office voice, data and Web communications server, in conjunction with a choice of Verizon network services, plus ongoing system maintenance and remote service management. Verizon will act as a channel for Alcatel into the small and mid-sized business market in the US.

OmniPCX Office is an all-in-one Internet and voice solution that combines Internet access, e-mail and Internet-based communications. It includes a firewall, access control, integrated e-mail and VPN, as well as voice.

Verizon will soon launch the service, initially in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

"This strategic alliance changes how small and mid-sized businesses will purchase and approach their telecommunications needs in the future and represents a significant step in Alcatel's strategy for delivering managed communications services in partnership with carriers," said Hilary Mine, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Alcatel North America, in a statement.