The King Of Spain experienced our connected car demo at MWC15!

March 4, 2015

Author: G. Duboué

Venue:  Mobile World Congress, 2015, Barcelona, Spain

Part of the GSMA’s Network 2020 programme, Summit Tech and Alcatel-Lucent have unveiled the first Voice over LTE (VoLTE)/Rich Communication Services (RCS)-capable Connected Car based on a reliable virtualized IMS and APIs for rapid service creation.

The demo shows how VoLTE and Rich Communications Services can enrich calling services in the retail and automotive industries. On monday, in the opening of the event, we had a surprising visit from a prestigious visitor: the King Of Spain himself came to experience the demo!


The Future of Comms is embedded into apps at MWC15

March 3, 2015

This year at @Alcatel_Lucent‘s booth, hall 3, our customers just experienced the Future of Voice with:


  • VoLTE, VoWi-Fi and RCS, all embedded in a single native client commercialized by D2 Technologie partner,
  • IP-Comms features embedded within contextual applications.  Partner apps shown included PhoneDeck that seamlessly integrates mobile with business IT application like CRM system, Tech Maindra’s WebRTC client for multi-device solution embedding voice, video, presence, network address book, chat and conferencing features in the browser and Summit Tech that embeds  VoLTE and RCS capabilities within connected cars.

True live demos and interoperability between D2 native VoLTE client and 3rd party WebRTC browser clients were given!.. A great achievement powered by Alcatel-Lucent Session Border Controller (SBC) for service providers to bridge Web and telecom and deliver secured and reliable WebRTC services.

The New Conversation APIs in action at Upperside WebRTC conference in Paris this week

December 15, 2014

Interested in joining our community of developer partners?
Interested in talking about our WebRTC border controler solution?
Let’s discuss at WebRTC Conference expo (16/18 of December) on Alcatel-Lucent Stand I.

More information here.


Alcatel-Lucent and finalists exhibit during CCE at the LA Auto Show

November 25, 2014

The ten finalists of the Ford hackathon performed during the Connected Car Expo Super Mobility Week in September were invited to compete in the Pursuit finals, displaying their innovations during the Connected Car Expo at the LA Auto Show Nov. 18-20.

Alcatel-Lucent app innovators Dan Kliebhan and Anand Setlur had two months to refine their 3sACrowd apps with the Ford team. This event has been a good time for our team to learn a lot and show how the New Conversation APIs easily enable to add Communication as a Service (CaaS) to the connected car experience using the Ford TDK.


Finalist at Ford developer hackathon

September 15, 2014

Alcatel-Lucent app innovators Dan Kliebhan and Anand Setlur participated in a 12 hour hackathon during the Ford connected car app developer conference  as part of the Connected Car Expo at CTIA’s Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas Sept. 8, 2014.

They developed the 3sACrowd concept leveraging data generated by Ford vehicles, city data provided by the City of Los Angeles as well as the New Conversation APIs. Attended by more than 170 developers from 15 countries, 3sACrowd innovation put IP-Comms in the driver seat and was one of the 10 finalists selected for the Connected Car Expo at the LA Auto Show on Nov 18-20!


3sACrowd offers callers a more private experience by using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to detect if there are other passengers in the car. The caller then has the option of declining to place the call if privacy is preferred, and the driver receives a notification about the private call.

Congratulations to Dan and Anand who won a Ford Sync TDK (Technology Development Kit), a black box enabling Ford’s engineers, and its partners, to test apps with a simulated vehicle.

Details of the first round winners here:

Phonedeck wins Alcatel-Lucent VoLTE Innovation Hackathon!

July 3, 2014

Next Generation Services Platforms, June 10, 2014, Munich, Germany

Sascha delivering the VoLTE innovation hackathon winner trophy to Gergo from PhoneDeck

Alcatel-Lucent hosted a VoLTE Innovation Hackathon at IIR’s Next Generation Services Platforms conference using an on-site virtualized and commercial grade IMS platform, client-side (WebRTC) and network-side New Conversation APIs with associated software development kit (SDK), as well as support to developers.

Developers competed for 12 hours to hack, create and run their web application easily in an IMS VoLTE environment and were given 20 minutes to demo their innovation to the judging panel which was a mix of service providers, analysts and senior entrepreneurs.

Mr Sascha Wolter  (Developers Garden part of Deutsche Telekom) said about this hackathon:

It was a pleasure to assess the applications on the level of integration with communication APIs, the innovation and originality of the service, the user experience and the business value for service providers. Impressive to see, what the teams delivered in just a day!” 

For more information read the press release available here.

VoLTE Innovation and Growth – What services to launch beyond VoLTE?

July 3, 2014

LTE World Summit, June 24-25, 2013, R.A.I. Exhibition and Convention Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands

For this 2014 LTE World Summit edition we showed some of the fresh new 3rd party New Conversation APIs based applications,enriching the subscribers’ LTE experience and helping Service Providers to make the shift to today’s data-dominant revenues.

The live demo included the Phonedeck application that integrates Communications into Business Process and delivers an integrated CRM experience across Fixed and Mobile, as well as a new version of my Nextgen Web Phone which is a WebRTC application that explores multi-device use-cases and includes graphical call control, intuitive conferencing, extension of VoLTE phones to a tablet, persona management and so on.

Conversations 2014: first ever fast tracking innovation contest

June 5, 2014

Conversations 2014, June 4 – 5 2014, Clyde Court Hotel, Dublin, Ireland 

The IMS Leadership Council brought together global service providers, partners and Alcatel-Lucent in an interactive conference and in the beautiful Clyde Court hotel in Dublin.

This year’s Conversations 2014 conference featured an inspiring lineup of demonstrations, highlighting urgent topics in today’s network  across the themes of delivering new enterprise services, scaling with agility and improving the brand experience. The demonstrations generated a big interest and great discussions, as did the social event at the Arthur’s Bar in the Guinness Storehouse which was a hit, a nice and totally Irish evening!

We also invited five of our Application Provider partners to participate to a contest. Each partner demonstrated its application to Service Providers. Apps were judged on 3 criteria: innovation, user experience and business proposal.  Quobis won the first ever “fast tracking innovation” contest. Congratulations to Quobis and to all our partners who built high quality 3rd party applications leveraging the client and network New Conversation APIs.


NCAPIs innovation hackathon: join us in Munich!

May 28, 2014

Alcatel-Lucent will be hosting and exclusively leading the Next Generation Services Platforms developer hackathon that will be held in Munich on 10 and 11 of June, with virtualized IMS VoLTE platform, WebRTC and New Conversation APIs exposure and technical support on-site.

20 developers from various regions and addressing different target markets (consumer, enterprise and verticals) are invited to compete during 12h and deliver the best comms innovation to the jury, a mix of operators, analysts and Alcatel-Lucent.

More info at:

Telenor innovation day

May 13, 2014

Telenor Innovation Day, May 13 2014, Telenor Innovation Center, Fornebu, Norway

The joint “Telenor and Alcatel-Lucent Innovation Day”  was an interactive conference with Telenor Group and Telenor Norway employees as well as local media, emphasizing discussions, roundtables, demonstrations and talks addressing a large scope of Alcatel-Lucent’s product portfolio

The program did very well in engaging customers and included demos such as increasing efficiency with IP and cloud, delivering the Ultra-Broadband Wireless Experience with LTE , small cells & hetnets, redefining the Multimedia Experience with Broadcast LTE, improving analytics-driven Customer experience and understanding the value of using New Conversation APIs and WebRTC to extend Telenor’s enterprise retailed services.