U.S. based Lucent Technologies(NYSE: LU) has cooperated with a Chinese electronic maker to extend its VOIP service to China's oil companies including China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Corp.), China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC).
Lucent and Shanghai Wantel Electronic Equipement Co., Ltd. , a branch of Hong Kong-based Wantel group, planed to cooperate on the new communication systems for Chinese oil and gas companies. Wantel will be the exclusive agent to sell Lucent's products in China, covering from optical networks to VoIP solutions, according to Lucent's press release this month.
In its report, Lucent said that "its VoIP solutions for enterprises can help to increase operational efficiency, improve network reliability and security; simplify network administration, and improve disaster recovery operations". It provided the next-generation optical service to Sinopec, China's bigget oil refiner, on its Southwest Products Pipeline Communications System in last June. Wantel was one of the partners in the project. The amount of the contract was not specified by Lucent.
Lucent's VoIP Solutions for Enterprises include a full suite of software, proven hardware and world class professional services. The so-called BroadSoft® Network Communications Platform software application includes a VoIP software application supporting the functions like Call routing, processing and conferencing hosted in different servers. Hardwares include the gateway named APX® 1000 Gateway integrated of dial, VoIP, fax-over-IP, VPN and other IP services and firewall solutions named VPN Firewall Brick® Portfolio , part of Lucent's Security Solutions.