MEDIA ALERT: Alcatel-Lucent Nabs CATA Award for ng Connect Program Work with QNX Software Systems
At a glance:
- Alcatel-Lucent Honoured with “Mobile Platform Award’ at CATAAlliance Gala Event
- QNX Software Systems Presents Award To Alcatel-Lucent For Leadership in Co-Development of ng Connect LTE Connected Car
On May 19, 2010, The CATAAlliance (Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance) honoured Alcatel-Lucent with a prestigious Innovation Award at their 25th annual Gala for the company’s work driving mobile connectivity through the ng Connect Program. The program is a multi-industry ecosystem of leading network, device, application and content suppliers developing pre-integrated examples of applications and services for ultra-high bandwidth networks.
In the ceremony attended by guests within the technology industry and government, Dan Dodge, CEO, QNX Software Systems presented Alcatel-Lucent with the ‘Mobile Platform’ category award for the company’s leadership in the development of the LTE Connected Car, a prototype vehicle that showcases the potential for the next generation in-car mobile experience. The award was presented to Silvio Fernandez, of Alcatel-Lucent’s Emerging Technology & Media team, which leads the ng Connect Program. In addition, Mr. Fernandez also participated in a panel discussion on the future of mobility with Mr. Dodge and Ben Riley, U.S. Defense Department.
The 2010 Innovation Awards Gala took place at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. Paul Brent, host of CJOH TV's Tech Now was the Master of Ceremonies. The awards program celebrates the best in Canadian innovation and outstanding achievement in the high-technology sector.
The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) grows the revenues of its members by creating a collaborative edge -- a chain of expanding value that ripples across Canada’s Innovators, Commercializers, Users, and Professionals.
The largest high-tech association in Canada, CATAAlliancematches businesses with opportunities across almost every sector, so that we can all do business together. Reaching out from Canada, CATAAlliance members are connected with investment and partnership opportunities with the major global companies. As 80% are exporters, CATA’s members are the arrow-head for global growth.
Through its “Innovation Nation” program, CEOs come together to catalyze the development of the Canadian business environment. CATA is the foundation for commercialization, market research, networking, events, access to other associations, and professional development, across the nation.
“We are honored that Alcatel-Lucent’s efforts to drive advanced connectivity and capability through mobilizing applications and devices for next generation mobile broadband networks have been recognized by our industry colleagues. We have achieved tremendous success through ongoing collaborations with our ng Connect Program members. It has truly been a privilege to work with Dan Dodge and his team at QNX on the development of the LTE Connected Car, a first of its kind mobile platform.”
Derek Kuhn, Vice President, Emerging Technology and Media, Alcatel-Lucent, Ottawa
About The ng Connect Program
The ng Connect Program is a multi-industry collaboration among leading network, device, application and content suppliers to develop pre-integrated examples of applications and services for 3G and 4G/LTE networks.
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16.98 billion in 2008 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
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