AlcaLu Gets Cheeky With Patent
One covers an "Operational Competency Center (OCC) methodology for delivering managed network operations services."
The other (get ready) describes "a powerful new 'Bottoms-Up' operations cost estimation methodology" -- something that will clearly set AlcaLu apart in this field.
Some might say AlcaLu is being a bit cheeky with this application. Others, though, say it has rear-ended itself with this announcement.
On a serious note: Alcatel-Lucent is one of the leaders in the telecom managed services market, boasting more than 90 customers -- including Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Mumbai: BHARTIARTL), Germany's E-Plus Service GmbH & Co. KG , and Reliance Communications Ltd. -- and running networks that support more than 220 million subscribers. Its main rivals are, as usual, Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC) and Nokia Networks .
— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading