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  1. 1. Alcatel @ GSM World Congress 2001 February 20-23, 2001 Alcatel's next generation solutions
  2. 2. Table of Contents 1- Move up to new revenues : Alcatel showcases end-to-end solutions 1 2- From 2G to 3G mobile infrastructures 5 3- How to migrate to 3G with Alcatel's mobile core network 8 4- Alcatel Infusion STP C 11 5- Creating Value through End-to-End Revenue Generating Applications 13 6- Nextenso 14 7- What will my mobile look like in 2003? 16 8- The dawn of Bluetooth wireless technology 22 Press Contacts : Laurent de Segonzac Tel : +33 (0)1 40 76 15 04 Mobile : 33 (0)6 07 55 99 08
  3. 3. 1 - “Move up to New Revenues !” At the 3GSM World Congress, Alcatel Showcases live Mobile Data Services Cannes – February, 20, 2001 — Alcatel, along with service providers, network operators and networking companies have all played a vital part in bringing the Mobile Internet onto the screen of subscriber's mobile phone. As mobile subscribers discover a growing array of Internet-like services available on their handsets, Alcatel is speeding development and availability of a range of end-to-end solutions that enable operators to offer the new mobile data services. Pioneering partnerships with key players as well as robust internal investment in research and development have positioned Alcatel at the leading edge of the mobile telecoms industry, including infrastructure, terminals, applications and content aggregation. This broad expertise means that mobile operators can define the type and timing of service deployment to fit their own market strategy. Alcatel’s mobile expertise spans five core needs: • Ground infrastructure, where Alcatel’s Evolium™ range includes radio access, core and backbone networks, all run cost-effectively with Alcatel’s Operating Support Systems (OSS) and Business Support Systems (BSS) to ensure service provisioning, billing and customer care, • Enabling network technologies and software such as prepaid solutions, number portability, mobile Virtual Private Network and others, where Alcatel’s solutions have proved to be huge successes, driving up mobile penetration substantially for many service providers, • Edited portal and application software, where Alcatel’s Nextenso suite of multimedia, multiterminal portals features advanced applications such as dynamic home page, location-based services, smart-channel of information, syndication and more, • Integrating software using multimedia portal, advanced localization, personalization technology and intelligent messaging solutions to enable service providers to provide full mobile Internet services like m-commerce, GSM World Congress 1 February 20-23, 2001
  4. 4. • End-to-end solutions, where Alcatel has a proven capacity to supply them on a turnkey basis, from consultancy, project management to facility management enabling operators to generate revenue quickly. Alcatel has already supplied operators with end-to-end solutions for so-called 2.5G services (GPRS) and is actively forming partnerships for full-blown third-generation (or 3G) services in such attractive areas as mobile commerce, e.g. electronic cinema ticketing, or infotainment, e.g. network games. The 2.5G solutions are based on GPRS and EDGE technologies —GPRS being deployed and in commercial operation in several networks built by Alcatel—while the 3G/UMTS solutions are currently in development inside Evolium SAS, the joint-venture that Alcatel set up last year with Fujitsu. Alcatel’s 3G core solutions will enable operators to roll-out their UMTS networks for both data and voice applications, and also to migrate gracefully, from 2002, to an all-IP network, complete with multimedia services on native-IP terminals. Visitors to Cannes will experience various end-user dedicated applications. Among Alcatel’s 2.5G services, operators are already offering or trialing these: • Unified messaging, one of the earliest 2.5G services that Alcatel has deployed for its customers. At Cannes, visitors to Alcatel’s showcase can access voice, fax and e-mail messages from a mobile phone as well as from any Internet terminals. The demo is part of the theme “Enhanced Communications on the Go”, one of five business themes illustrating Alcatel’s global message “Move up to New Revenues”. • Location-based services, such as “Where’s the next?” for hotel information, car rentals, galleries, parking garages, tennis courts, taxis, teller machines, pharmacies, petrol stations, ski lifts, etc. The demo is part of the theme “Fun Ways to Boost Traffic”. These services make use of Alcatel’s Nextenso platform-independent software suite of modular applications and services for creating and managing multi- device Internet portals. The services can be personalized to customer profiles and be driven with localization-based features. Services that are targeted using the subscriber’s preferences and location have a significantly higher value to the service-provider. Exciting 3G services in entertainment are also the focus of partnerships recently announced by Alcatel with Kalisto (a developer of interactive video games) and UGC (a cinema chain). [Separate releases are available on both partnerships.] In the electronic cinema ticketing application (“Fun Ways to Boost Traffic”), mobile subscribers can define their profile in terms of favorite films, directors, actors and more, and be alerted when they are near a cinema which is about to run a program of interest to them. With UMTS speeds, it will be easy to GSM World Congress 2 February 20-23, 2001
  5. 5. entice a film-goer with a full-color trailer (even with stereo sound), and then enable the subscriber to (pre-) pay a seat and avoid waiting. A video demo of this application is available on the Alcatel showcase in Cannes. Video games will benefit from 3G speeds and are also being demoed by Alcatel at Cannes. The games will be accessible via a personal digital assistant linked to mobile terminals. As young people are among the most attractive categories of early adopters, and are good predictors of revenue-generating services, the availability of these games is essential for mobile service-providers. The young are also keen users of affinity groups and community platforms, both applications that will become far more attractive as mobile network speeds rise. At Cannes, visitors can experience in an UMTS environment smart end-user content applications such as Alcatel’s Personal Media Cards (“Enhanced Communications on the Go”)- where greeting cards can be sent to friends and family combining photos taken on a Webcam with a voice recording and a written message - as well as the Community Board, where multimedia messages can be posted or forwarded to a member of the person’s affinity group. Subscribers can set up private user groups and archives, and manage them from a mobile phone. In still further developments known as “syndication”, Alcatel makes available payment server packages that can be used for purchasing a range of products, services and data streaming (audio and video). Users select goods or services for purchases, accessing the vendor’s catalog or inventory over their mobile phone and confirming purchase over it, too. The Alcatel payment server performs financial authorization by contacting the credit card acquirer and forwarding the result to the merchant’s site. With these features, Alcatel is paving the way to real mobile commerce. About Alcatel Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) builds next generation networks, delivering integrated end-to-end voice and data networking solutions to established and new carriers, as well as enterprises and consumers worldwide. With 130,000 employees and sales of EURO 31 billion in 2000, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries. For more information, visit Alcatel on the Internet: Alcatel is one of the largest suppliers of mobile infrastructure worldwide. Alcatel's state of the art Evolium™ Solutions enclosed all the necessary radio and core network infrastructure elements as well as a complete set of revenue generating services targeting the end users and creating new profits from differentiation, in an end-to-end perspective. By creating Evolium SAS, an Alcatel-Fujitsu company, Alcatel clearly reinforces its position in both mobile infrastructure and mobile Internet. Evolium SAS combines Alcatel's expertise in GSM World Congress 3 February 20-23, 2001
  6. 6. GSM, GPRS, and EDGE as well as in ATM and IP technologies, with the advanced experience of Fujitsu as supplier of NTT DoCoMo. By the end of 2000, NTT DoCoMo will have twenty million i-Mode subscribers in Japan and will start the commercial operation of its 3G mobile communication service in the spring of 2001. Alcatel, which played a vital part in developing the mobile Internet market, in particular through the successful roll out of GPRS commercial networks worldwide, has today a timely UMTS offering. Press contact numbers at Cannes: GSM World Congress 4 February 20-23, 2001
  7. 7. 2 - From 2G to 3G mobile infrastructures : Alcatel's full support approach. 3G is on the way and GSM/GPRS is the learning process As a complement to the current 3G license allocation process (today mainly impacting Europe and certain Asian countries), there is still a major opportunity in the coming years for GSM network extensions, making them evolve towards mobile Internet through GPRS and EDGE. The GSM technology is continuously extending its footprint and has become a de facto worldwide standard. For instance Brazil and other countries in Latin America have recently selected GSM for their mobile service. Furthermore, in the U.S.A, GSM is also increasingly becoming the preferred technology with the recent acquisition of existing GSM networks (e.g. Voicestream) by non-U.S. operators and the decision of AT&T Wireless (the leading U.S. mobile operator) to introduce GSM/GPRS and EDGE. Considering this worldwide success in terms of footprint (GSM is now present on all continents) and penetration (50-60% is reached in the developed world), some operators in Europe are considering a gradual introduction of mobile Internet services. This approach, based on GSM’s success, envisages introducing packet data technology (GPRS) and in a second step, extending the services through high speed mobile internet either by EDGE, UMTS or both. Operators deserve the right solutions Alcatel has strengthened its position in the GSM infrastructure market over the last two years. Evolium™ is now an industry-leading product range. Alcatel has massively invested over the last years in mobile Internet (in particular in GPRS) as a natural evolution of GSM networks. This leadership position has recently been illustrated by TMN’s commercial launch of GPRS in Portugal, the first one in Europe. Alcatel supplied also tele.ring in Austria with a complete GPRS end-to-end solution (radio and core) including service platforms. Alcatel’s vision is that the GPRS success will trigger market evolution to mobile Internet and third-generation services. Some GSM operators who are now generating substantial revenues from their GSM investment want to expand revenues from their spectrum allocations (in the 900- and 1800-Mhz bandwidths) with new voice and data services. In this context, GPRS/EDGE offers an alternative evolution path towards mobile Internet, complementary to UMTS This market fits perfectly into Alcatel’s strategy as defined during the year 2000. Through the creation of Evolium SAS, the joint venture in majority-owned by Alcatel, combining Alcatel’s GSM expertise of Alcatel with that of Fujitsu in W-CDMA, Alcatel now has the critical R&D GSM World Congress 5 February 20-23, 2001
  8. 8. mass to support GSM network evolution. This includes GPRS add-ons and EDGE facilities as well as field-proven 3G UMTS solutions with aggressive time-to-market objectives. Combining 2G, 2.5G and 3G R&D forces in a single product development entity is proving to be the right strategy. It emphasizes multi-standard solutions including GSM, GPRS, EDGE and UMTS and their evolution towards all-IP next-generation network architecture. Evolium™ concept: One platform evolving with backward compatibility Alcatel has helped operators introduce commercial GPRS service in several countries during the last few months and is preparing introduction of two major steps in mobile Internet with UMTS and EDGE. UMTS field trials being conducted this quarter will be followed by pre-commercial networks, which are expected to be on the air by the middle of this year. Roll-out of commercial networks will begin in the second half of 2001, leading to commercial 3G introduction by the beginning of 2002. EDGE will confirm Alcatel’s leadership in GPRS and mobile Internet since EDGE is a direct evolution of GPRS. The Evolium™ GSM products are today EDGE-ready, thanks to EDGE compatible transceivers already introduced, enabling operators to prepare their network for introduction of high-speed data services without any additional cost (up to 384 kbit/s with a realistic throughput at application level on commercial terminals of 100-120 kbit/s). EDGE commercial service is expected as of mid-2002 onwards... GPRS/EDGE and UMTS: Adding quality of service and gigabit capacity EDGE should be considered as an enhancement of GPRS service, which already provides always-on service. Even if GPRS can in theory provide up to 155 kbit/s per user, the real end- user data rate depends heavily on the network as well as network planning, load and interference levels. The actual end-user data rate directly hinges as well on terminal capability. Currently available GPRS terminals provide speeds of up to 40 kbit/s. EDGE behavior is similar to GPRS, but with improved modulation EDGE can provide services up to 384 kbit/s. Given the expected capabilities of EDGE terminals, the end-user data rate at application level will reach 100-120 kbit/s. UMTS technology provides some major enhancements compared to GPRS/EDGE in terms of throughput and response time. Two variants of UMTS are being introduced. The FDD variant is expected to provide service up to 384 kbit/s. This capacity can be guaranteed to the end- user but needs to be restricted to a limited user set due to the radio networks’ overall capacity limits. At a later stage a second variant of UMTS (TDD) will be introduced, providing up to 2 Mbit/s. This type of service will, however, be concentrated on very dense areas or specific indoor applications. GSM World Congress 6 February 20-23, 2001
  9. 9. kbit/s Maximum data rate End-user data rate allowed by the radio interface measured at the application level GPRS 155 kbit/s 30 - 40 kbit/s EDGE 384 kbit/s 100-120 kbit/s UMTS FDD 384 kbit/s 384 kbit/s (*) UMTS TDD 2048 kbit/s 2048 kbit/s (**) * For a limited set of users ** In very specific environments Alcatel's development of Mobile Internet • 1996: Home banking with Cellnet/Barcklays. A world premiere • 1999: WAP with Cegetel. Another world premiere • 1999: GPRS with France Telecom Mobile at Telecom Geneva'99 • 2000: GSM World congress and CeBIT. Alcatel was the one and only vendor capable of demonstrating GPRS at a data rate of up to 40kbit/s on dozens of handsets using various interfaces - handsets, PDAs, laptops, and so on, and one of the few to demonstrate EDGE and UMTS live applications. • 2000: With TMN in Portugal: high-speed GPRS commercial service (3+1 - 40kbit/s capability) including WAP over GPRS and GPRS prepaid services - a first in Europe. • 2000: frame agreement with Orange - the world's second ranking mobile operator - for the supply of UMTS infrastructure equipment. • 2001: TMN (Portugal Telecom) selects Alcatel as supplier of UMTS/3G Technology GSM World Congress 7 February 20-23, 2001
  10. 10. 3- How to migrate to 3G with Alcatel’s Mobile Core Network Alcatel’s Mobile Core Network solutions are the best way to enter the 3G communication world. They perfectly meet mobile operators requirements in the deployment of their new networks or in the optimization of their existing infrastructures. Moreover, they ensure an efficient evolution towards 3G, minimizing the migration costs and protecting operators' investment. Alcatel’s 3G core solutions will enable operators to roll-out their UMTS networks this year for both data and voice applications, and also to migrate at their own pace, as from 2002, to an All-IP network complete with multimedia services on IP native terminals. Alcatel’s 3G core network solutions capitalizes on our 2G core technology, the most powerful solutions available on the market today. Alcatel’s recent US acquisitions have strengthened our solutions with the integration of best-in-class ATM/IP data core platform. Key steps in Alcatel’s deployment of 3G Mobile Core Network solutions: 1. UMTS Core Network solution available this year. Alcatel’s 3G core deployment strategy fits the needs of operators setting-up new networks as well as the needs of operators with a current 2G network, enabling them to successfully migrate from 2G to 3G in both circuit and packet domains. The operator will benefit from a completely new range of services including multimedia and high-speed data services as well as access to an enhanced set of location based information services. Alcatel’s core network solutions are fully scalable and covers a wide range of configurations, allowing Services Providers to adapt their investments to their needs. GSM World Congress 8 February 20-23, 2001
  11. 11. Fully compliant with GSM and UMTS standards, the Alcatel 1000 MSC (Mobile Switching Center) is able to handle up to 1.6 million UMTS subscribers, allowing operators to minimize their equipment costs by centralizing switching and management functions. Alcatel’s core solutions secure interworking with other 2G and 3G radio manufacturers. From the packet perspective, the Alcatel 1000 SGSN (Serving GPRS Support Node) is able to handle up to 900,000 UMTS subscribers. It comes fully featured (for example in the fields of security, encryption and charging) and supports all infrastructure network services to provide the required quality of services to run high volume applications. 2. During 2002, extension of 3G Core Network to serve the market growth of 3G terminals, and enable Multimedia services. Multimedia services are one of the key UMTS applications by which operators will be able to increase revenues and differentiate themselves from competitors. Alcatel’s 3G core network features multimedia session handling combining both data and voice services. The Alcatel Multimedia Softswitch establishes and controls these multimedia communications throughout the packet based infrastructure. By providing open interfaces to third party applications, it allows 3G operators to enrich seamlessly their portfolio of services for enterprises as well as residential end-users. Alcatel’s 3G network solutions will enable operators to offer new high-speed, high-quality UMTS services such as chat, multiparty videoconferencing, Click2Dial, unified electronic mail, video streaming and MP3 Music downloading. A selection of these services are demonstrated on the booth. 3. From 2003, completion of All-IP target along with the generalization of new IP 3G terminals. At this stage, operators will be able to deploy premium voice and real-time services over a multimedia infrastructure. Operators will thus be able to implement an All-IP network right on the top of their initial packet switched infrastructure. GSM World Congress 9 February 20-23, 2001
  12. 12. The Alcatel All-IP solution implementation offers various advantages: - The delivery of unified services around multimedia with support of Voice Over Packet (IP). Very high capacity Call Servers are provided to support this mix of traffic, with a capacity reaching 5 million Busy Hour Call Attempts. - The rationalization of investments and maintenance efforts on the core network will allow operators a smooth and timely migration of their voice circuit-switched traffic to the packet-switched infrastructure associated with the multimedia environment. Alcatel is one of the largest suppliers of mobile infrastructure worldwide. Alcatel's state of the art Evolium™ Solutions include all the necessary radio and core network infrastructure elements as well as a complete set of revenue generating services targeting the end users and creating new profits from differentiation, in an end-to-end perspective. GSM World Congress 10 February 20-23, 2001
  13. 13. 4 – Signalling the way forward in number portability: Alcatel INfusion STP C As GSM operators migrate towards 3G (Third Generation), they are expanding their SS7 capacity to be able to handle the increased signalling traffic these networks require. Part of Alcatel’s migration strategy for GSM operators includes the Alcatel INfusion STP C, a highly scalable, reliable, stand-alone Signalling Transfer Point. Its cluster based distributed architecture, high capacity SS7 over IP links, and enhanced signalling services such as flexible routing, number portability and gateway screening offer the capabilities needed to build 3G GSM networks. The Alcatel INfusion STP C is the solution of choice in a number of GSM networks, including those of three of the top 15 GSM operators. These STPs are the foundation of SS7 networks providing highly reliable message transfer, flexible message routing, centralised management and security, and network interconnectivity. The Alcatel INfusion STP C offers operators value added services such as Mobile Number Portability (MNP), Local Number Portability (LNP) and Application Location Register (ALR) Flexible Routing. One of the most important requirements in a signalling network is the ability to interconnect successfully with other networks. To support network interconnectivity, the Alcatel INfusion STP C provides both signalling gateway and gateway screening functions. With these functions networks can quickly relay signalling information to other approved operators’ networks and provide firewall protection to their own network. Early this year, the Alcatel INfusion STP C’s trunking capacity increases to 960 64-kbit/s SS7 links and then to an equivalent of 2.300 64-kbits/s SS7 links using SS7 over IP. System capacity will increase from 22.000 transactions per second (tps) to 46.000 tps. Low cost, high bandwidth IP connections to HLRs (Home Location Registers), VLRs (Visitor Location Registers), SCPs (Service Control Points), voice mail systems and SSPs (Service Switching Point) help support the increased SS7 traffic incurred by number portability and by the new application services required by operators to remain competitive and profitable. Enhanced signalling functions, such as ALR Flexible Routing, allow GSM operators maximum flexibility and network efficiency in managing mobile numbers. This allows operators to expand network resources such as HLRs, SMSCs (Short Message Service Centers) and VMSs (Voice Messaging Centers) as their customer base grows. The INfusion STP C ALR database can currently support over 28 million records and will grow to over 50 million by the end of the year. GSM World Congress 11 February 20-23, 2001
  14. 14. Number portability issues are easily resolved with the Alcatel INfusion STP C. Number portability functions reside directly on the INfusion STP C, which is less costly than implementing them on multiple service nodes. With the inclusion of the LSMS (LNP Service Management System), Alcatel offers a complete number portability solution with maximum benefits in flexibility and maintainability. Through its efficient design, the INfusion STP C provides cost savings as a result of its SS7 processing, link utilisation and centralised network administration. By the end of 2001, the Alcatel INfusion STP C number portability database will support over 50 million entries; and the LSMS will provision up to 400 updates per minute on a sustained basis. GSM World Congress 12 February 20-23, 2001
  15. 15. 5 - Creating Value through End-to-End Revenue Generating Applications In today’s marketplace where new applications are constantly emerging, Alcatel meets end-user and service providers’ needs with a dynamic and complete integrated applications portfolio enabling the increase of present and future revenue streams. To be successful, such applications must be attractive, adaptable and easy to deploy. Traditionally in the mobile market, service provider’s revenues have been derived from initial set-up charges, monthly subscriptions and usage fees. Thanks to broadband mobile connectivity (today with GPRS and tomorrow with UMTS) and rapidly changing end-user behaviours, new revenue sources are appearing with transaction fees or commission from content providers and content aggregators. This evolution requires comprehensive systems to support all the players in this new delivery chain. Alcatel’s approach is to provide pre-packaged solutions to service providers in order to reduce new applications deployment time and to minimise investment and operational costs. Alcatel is integrating and customising these packages to deliver turnkey solutions meeting precisely the service providers’ specific requirements. Alcatel’s pre-packaged solutions for the mobile market are combining the following areas of interest: . Mobile prepaid where Alcatel enjoy a strong position creates opportunities for “e- purse”-like payment systems. . Applications such as 1) unified messaging - bringing together voice, fax and e-mail -, 2) voice portal - which makes internet content accessible through the telephone -, 3) personalisation and content applications providing added value to end-users and enhancing relationships and loyalty. Location based applications, which intelligently apply knowledge of the end-user’s position to offer him relevant goods and applications c) Full OSS enabling the management of infrastructure, applications and customers (CRM, contact center). At the 3GSM Congress 2001 in Cannes, Alcatel is demonstrating a large portfolio of applications in a UMTS & GPRS demo network. This includes a life and real-time electronic cinema ticketing application in a UMTS environment showing visitors a combination of network intelligence and attractive end-user content. This application makes use of user profiling, push services, location as well as payment transaction and video. Other application demonstrations at Cannes cover unified messaging solutions, charging of mobile data, smart content applications easying end-user’s daily life and the innovative combination of mobile Internet and voice in a Voice Portal demo. Live access to tele.ring’s mobile applications is rounding up the demonstrations on Alcatel’s world of applications. tele.ring is the 4th mobile operator in Austria differentiating through pioneer mobile internet applications. GSM World Congress 13 February 20-23, 2001
  16. 16. 6 - Nextenso: a suite of modular applications and services for creating and managing multi-terminal Internet portals Nextenso, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alcatel, created in June 2000, is an independent software vendor of a suite of modular applications and services for creating and managing multi-terminal Internet portals - daily entry point onto the Net. Ready-to-customize Nextenso applications and services easily integrate into all wireless and wireline networks, leveraging the value of portals by taking advantage of existing Internet content and providing continuity of service across all devices and environments. The unique carrier- grade architecture of the Nextenso solution is rapid to deploy and responds to the market’s demand for the highest quality of service and availability. This software suite is designed for telecommunications operators who want to enhance their new-generation investments with value-added services; for content suppliers, such as banks wanting to be at the center of e-banking activities; for the media, to help increase audience ratings and enhance the information available on the portal; and for all companies wanting their on-the-go employees to be able to keep in touch. Nextenso applications are accessible from a large range of existing and future terminals: mobile phones, personal digital assistants, PCs, web screenphones, Internet televisions, etc. Nextenso has a four-fold strategy: • To provide the best product range on the market combining extensive functionality, reliability, performance and scalability; • To increase its partnership network in order to promote international growth; • To be close to customers, helping to develop their product range and responding to their needs; • To satisfy existing customers with the high quality of Nextenso applications and services Nextenso’s aim is to bring added value to existing and future information and communications services. Nextenso offers mediation and aggregation tools to facilitate the daily use of new Internet terminals by: • Adapting each type of content to each type of terminal. • Offering rich value-added and multi-terminal services. • Supplying ready–to-install applications for daily Internet use. GSM World Congress 14 February 20-23, 2001
  17. 17. Nextenso’s expertise as a whole lies in being able to integrate, within the same range of products and services, the best of the telecommunications and Internet worlds, namely: • On the one hand, a knowledge of terminal and network requirements and the related necessary quality of service; • On the other hand, innovation of the Internet world in the domain of services offered and economic models. This has led to develop a range of more than 20 applications and services capable of supporting millions of users. Nextenso uses the Java language, which has proven itself well adapted to these types of server applications. Nextenso runs on HP/UX, Solaris and Linux. Nextenso 3G Mobile Pack has been specially created for operators wishing to be succesful in the 3G mobile networks. Nextenso is fully commited to deliver Telecom companies the richest portal software suite allowing them to deploy new revenue generating applications, enrich their internet services, differentiate from competition within a carrier-grade based architecture. Nextenso is based on Internet standards both for communication protocols (HTTP / IMAP / WAP) and data representation (XML). To accomplish this, Nextenso participates in normalization / standardization forums such as W3C, WAP Forum and the ETF. Since a total solution must completely satisfy all the needs of its targeted markets, Nextenso chose to join with several business and technological partners, as well as content and service providers, to offer its customers an increasingly wide range of services. Today, Nextenso has more than 15 customers plus several trials around the world. GSM World Congress 15 February 20-23, 2001
  18. 18. 7 - “What will my mobile look like in 2003?” Alcatel's 3-year countdown to 3G. First of all, your mobile phone probably won't be a phone. It will be better. You will actually have a choice of devices depending on your specific needs. Get ready for 3G – the 3rd Generation of mobile communications. It's a radically new age of ultra connected, ultra personalized communication. Made possible by UMTS technology and Alcatel research and development. WHAT IS UMTS? UMTS (or Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) is the broadband system for wireless multimedia communication of the future. It aims to be THE standard in mobile communications. A global family of networks that will finally make easy global roaming a reality. It also aims to bring the most services, the widest range of functionality and the greatest possibilities to the most people. It's estimated that there will be almost 2 BILLION users of UMTS worldwide by 2010. THE ALCATEL VISION Alcatel is building a more connected world of communications where people and devices will be more closely linked than ever before. UMTS will play a central part in achieving this goal. As a global telecom player, Alcatel has got the flexibility and unique ability to design end-to-end 3G solution. For Alcatel, 3G is more than mere evolution - it's Revolution. It's all about giving people what they want. Mobile users want increased bandwidth and more access to sophisticated online services. They want high-speed multimedia access. They also want streamlined use of fixed and mobile services. Alcatel is going to deliver it to them. It's all about serving customers better. Making their lives easier. More comfortable. More enriching. Alcatel is putting the research dollars into UMTS to prepare the way for a more connected mobile lifestyle. To make devices more intelligent, technology more intuitive, and the Internet more accessible. Thanks to its design & quality excellence fully recognized. Backed by Alcatel Research & Development, UMTS is gaining overwhelming acceptance as the benchmark system for wireless communication in the coming era. This is not technology for technology's sake. The driving force behind everything Alcatel does is real consumer needs. This powerful third generation system will offer customers a complete portfolio of voice and data services - including graphics, video streaming and high-speed Internet access. What's more, customers will access these services wherever they are, whenever they want. GSM World Congress 16 February 20-23, 2001
  19. 19. Importantly, Alcatel will continue to actively pursue industry partners with which to develop the next generation of electronic appliances and a futuristic new wave of services. By taking an early lead, Alcatel is ensuring its place in guiding the future of our wireless world. For several years, Alcatel has been a growing force in the mobile communications market (Alcatel is currently n°3 in the European GSM market and n°4 worldwide – Dataquest 1Q2000). Alcatel's unrelenting commitment to pushing the technology envelope has resulted in a string of tangible successes: In 1997, Alcatel launched the first GSM implementation of SIM Application Toolkit (SATK) to create a mobile commerce solution in conjunction with Cellnet and Barclaycard UK. In 1998, Alcatel launched the world's first pocket format Smartphone, a mobile with easy touch-screen navigation via menus and icons. In 1999, Alcatel introduced the first Internet-ready GSM phone. Also in 1999 saw the first pilot version of a Smart Card Reader accessory for the Alcatel One Touch Pocket phone, to enable easy mobile e- commerce. In 2000, Alcatel is one of the most advanced mobile manufacturer in BlueTooth radio technology. Today, more than ever, Alcatel innovation and technology clearly continues to lead the industry. GSM World Congress 17 February 20-23, 2001
  20. 20. THE EVOLUTION OF YOUR MOBILE The next few years have some exciting developments in store. With every step, you will gain access to an increasingly broad transmission band which will, of course, allow you to do increasingly cool things with your mobile. Along the way, your phone will become simpler to use, with clever intuitive navigation and lots of smooth new curves. TODAY – GSM A sleek example of contemporary design. With the latest WAP functionality, it's as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. 2001 – GPRS A bigger screen to view more content. Faster, cheaper access to services with data exchange at 51,000bps (virtually the modem speed of your PC today). 2002 – GPRS /UMTS GSM World Congress 18 February 20-23, 2001
  21. 21. Even bigger screen, and it's in color. Super fast rate of data exchange (90,000bps) – send and receive photos, access richer, more personalized functions and services. 2002–UMTS : WELCOME TO THE AGE OF TRUE MOBILE INTERNET UMTS is making it all possible. And Alcatel is making it all the more exciting. In 2002, the mobile you use will depend on what you need it for. Alcatel envisions three main families of 3G products, with each product family catering to specific usage and consumer needs. The first family, "Audio Centric", handles voice and music. The second family, the "All-in-One", will offer full feature, multimedia mobile Internet and will be content driven. The third family , a kind of "UMTS Modem", will be a multi-purpose Bluetooth device offering seamless connectivity with all kinds of business and leisure devices. Here they are: THE MOBILE FOR EVERY POCKET. Want to call a friend or business contact? Just say their name into your pen-sized Alcatel voice-centric device. You'll be connected in lightning speed and the sound quality will be crystal clear. Also perfect for downloading or sharing brilliant quality digital music files. Tiny – because all the voice recognition software (and your personal phone list) – reside on the phone network, instead of taking up valuable space inside your phone. MOBILE PHONE OR SWISS ARMY KNIFE ? GSM World Congress 19 February 20-23, 2001
  22. 22. Imagine a phone that lets you join a video-conference, access heavy data files, surf the Web, download the latest music video clip, buy a holiday online, or just call to say you'll be late for dinner...and it fits inside your pocket. Meet the compact Alcatel full feature phone. WEIRD SCIENCE: THE MYSTERIOUS LITTLE BOX THAT DOES EVERYTHING. Well, almost everything. Code-named "3G modem", this technological wonder from Alcatel's R&D labs will revolutionize our lives. About the size of a credit card, it goes everywhere with you to act as a magical "go-between" device to connect you, your favorite electronic equipment, the Internet, and other people. Using the BlueTooth system of wireless connectivity, countless dreams will suddenly become our everyday reality: Games. Games companies see the incredible wealth of opportunity in being able to give people better mobile access to the best games. People who love playing games, whenever GSM World Congress 20 February 20-23, 2001
  23. 23. they can catch a spare minute or five, will love UMTS. The Alcatel "3G modem" will allow them to instantly link console, monitor and other players on the Web. Fashion. Alcatel is helping drive the move into wearable wireless communication devices. Sunglasses, jackets, shoes, almost anything you can wear, Alcatel will be able to transform into a cool communication tool. The smart watch. A connected watch that could bring you Web TV, video-conferencing, as well as the correct time in the time zone of your choice. Automotive safety. The motorbike helmet visor that tells the rider there's an accident to avoid 200 meters ahead. The rider's "3G modem" connects a Web-based traffic safety service with the helmet to project non-intrusive information onto the inside of the visor. Health. GSM World Congress 21 February 20-23, 2001
  24. 24. For people with specific health problems, here's a sensational development. Sensors on your body monitor heart rate, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, temperature, whatever. Your "3G modem" links this real time information to the Web, your personal health records and, if necessary, the hospital or your chosen specialist. Equipment could also be designed to administer correct doses of medicine. Everyday life. You're on your way to the cinema but don't know which movie to see. Why not use your UMTS feature phone to download and instantly view the trailers of what's showing? HOW IS UMTS MAKING IT POSSIBLE? UMTS will provide such a broad band for transmission of data that the possibilities are virtually limitless. Application designers and programmers will have a ball with UMTS – it allows them to be more creative, to offer richer applications, and more exciting services. WHO IS MAKING THE UMTS REVOLUTION HAPPEN? With several hundred key players already subscribing to UMTS, it looks set to dominate the world market. Network operators, manufacturers and equipment providers are all joining forces to make sure UMTS makes it easier for consumers to stay in touch. COEXISTING TECHNOLOGIES. Although UMTS is light years ahead of WAP and GMS technology, people who choose to stick to their old mobile will still be able to use them. GSM World Congress 22 February 20-23, 2001
  25. 25. 8 - The dawn of Bluetooth wireless technology. Alcatel’s early head start. The world wants more mobility. The world wants more wireless devices. Wireless phones, wireless computers, wireless organizers, wireless everything. But being wireless doesn’t just mean a device that can survive by itself on battery power. The new wireless world is all about being connected. Devices connected to each other and the Web without wires, people connected to people via wireless devices, people enjoying on-the-run connection to the Internet. Alcatel gets behind bluetooth, the promising new development. These are the dreams that Bluetooth is turning into reality. And Alcatel, with one of the world’s most innovative and advanced Bluetooth R&D labs, is leading the way. In fact, Alcatel is about to astonish the world by launching one of the very first Bluetooth mobile phones - set to be commercially avaible in the spring of 2001. What is Bluetooth ? Bluetooth technology is a wireless way to connect electronic devices to each other. Put simply, it’s a radio link, much like your GSM phone today but targeted to short range communications. Bluetooth does the same thing as infrared but is not directional. To zap information between infrared laptops or palmtops today, you have to aim. Bluetooth technology, on the other hand, is based on radio waves with the range cleverly limited to 10 metres. This close range allows the user to set up a Personal Area Network (PAN) of wirelessly connected devices. It will basically spell the end of cables and infrared connections, and make everyone’s life much easier. GSM World Congress 23 February 20-23, 2001
  26. 26. The explosion in mobile communications. Millions d’unités Sources: Dresdner Kleiwort Benson Dataquest IDC Nomura Research Demand for mobile communications devices is growing at a spectacular rate. In 2002 there will be 650 million mobiles worldwide*. In 2001, there will be more mobiles sold on the planet than watches (520 million over 500 million). PC sales will remain static at around 150 million. Alcatel is leading the way in an industry that is quite literally on the move. New usage of mobile phones. Keeping up in the mobile technology race is all about keeping up with what the public wants. Today, people want to be able to use their mobiles for more than simply making a phone call. Much more. They want to be able to upload, download, share or enjoy anything from e-mail and mobile Internet to digital music, digital photography, streaming video, everything digital. Whatever happens, the overriding principle of a mobile phone is that it offers mobility. It has to be light and autonomous - and even though mobiles are capable of offering more and more functions, we don’t want a big device to carry around. This mindset is giving rise to a new generation of wireless partner devices : the wireless headset, the wireless monitor, and wireless access to information & fun on the net (WAP). The new opportunity made possible by Bluetooth wireless technology is to give people more wireless functionality, and in the process, give people more freedom to move. The Personal Area Network will multiply the power of each device by creating connectivity in between devices. Imagine your PC, palmtop, digital camera, printer and mobile phone all communicating with each other, all without wires, and also connected to the Web. GSM World Congress 24 February 20-23, 2001
  27. 27. The Alcatel vision Committed to customers, committed to Bluetooth. Alcatel has a very single-minded philosophy that guides everything we do : listen to what customers want and make communicating simple. But to achieve this is not so simple. Building user friendly technology that is also efficient is no mean task. Especially for a company like Alcatel that refuses to compromise on design. People want a mobile they can be comfortable with, that’s easy to use, and that makes their life easier, not more complicated. Alcatel’s commitment to developing Bluetooth mobile phones is a key part of achieving these commitments to our customers. Alcatel is showing clear leadership and innovation in being one of the first companies to launch a Bluetooth phone. Even from the early days of Bluetooth, Alcatel was a card- carrying « adopter » of the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group). Alcatel’s deep involvement has now elevated our status to that of « associate member ». Bluetooth offers simplicity, efficiency, it’s practical and it’s instant. Alcatel firmly believes that this is what customers want. Interoperability The true beauty of Bluetooth will be revealed when people can witness for themselves the incredibly wide range of devices that will suddenly be able to interoperate. Alcatel is working in close collaboration with partners from all kinds of industries. (For obvious reasons, no names are being made public yet.) They are all leading names in their fields. Everyone is racing against the clock to make Bluetooth a successful working reality. Today, Alcatel is working with : • A leading PCMCIA card manufacturer (to enable your PC to communicate) • A top name appliance manufacturer to develop a wireless headset to connect with your mobile for hands free communication. (Even if your mobile is hidden in your briefcase, when it rings you can simply touch a button on the side of the headset to answer the call.) • Leading names behind PDAs that use Palm OS, EPOC and Windows CE for Pocket PC. Future partnerships Alcatel has been working for two years to build close working relationships with other companies that are developing Bluetooth devices or have an interest in doing so. This way, Alcatel will be ready before most mobile phone companies to offer the full Bluetooth experience, connecting users and their devices. Everything from digital cameras , automotive industry Alcatel is preparing now for the foreseeable future, but also for the future nobody can yet predict. Bluetooth opens up Alcatel’s horizons to many possible visions of the future and will leave the door open for new developments. GSM World Congress 25 February 20-23, 2001
  28. 28. Integrated design, not fussy ugly add-ons Alcatel has adopted a design philosophy that favours beauty and simplicity. Rather than opt for plug-ins or add-ons which deform the purity of design, Alcatel seeks an integrated approach. Take the Bluetooth battery, for example, custom-designed by Alcatel.. It looks like an ordinary mobile phone battery unit but actually contains built-in Bluetooth software and circuitry. An Alcatel phone that is compatible with Bluetooth devices will « recognize » the Bluetooth battery and is thus ready to communicate with other Bluetooth devices. Quote also : advantage compared to integrated bluetooth is that additional cost is not included in the product and the end-user can choose when he wants to upgrade to Bluetooth Always connected Once tuned in, or « bonded » to its partner device, a Bluetooth device always remains connected. In fact, it is as if the devices are in constant sleep-but-ready mode. Bluetooth devices regularly exchange information to « stay in touch », constantly making sure the partner device is there. This same interactive, interdirectional stream is what makes Bluetooth so exciting. The possibilities are endless. GSM World Congress 26 February 20-23, 2001
  29. 29. How much will my Bluetooth phone cost ? Because of steep development costs and the extremely sophisticated state-of-the-art technology involved, the first Bluetooth phone will be priced at the high end of Alcatel’s offering, thus addressing at first stage the well known early adopters, the techies as we call them . Naturally as interest snowballs and uptake of Bluetooth increases, the cost will progressively drop. Bluetooth popularity is predicted to be so high that this should happen very quickly. Examples of how Bluetooth will work in the real world. The automatically organized office. During a meeting you make various diary changes on your palmtop organizer. As you walk back to your desk, your Alcatel-designed Bluetooth phone senses your presence by connecting with your palmtop - which is still in your pocket. Likewise, your PC automatically synchronizes with your palmtop to get the latest diary update. I don’t think this use case is realistic as your Phone is also in your pocket ... I would prefer : « During a meeting you make various diary changes on your Alcatel phone agenda application. As you walk back to your desk, your Bluetooth phone senses your presence by connecting with your desktop PC seamlessly synchronize your appointements with your PC/networked agenda. Bluetooth offers automatic, constant updates of your own relevant information every day. For practical time saving reasons and better efficiency, you may also choose to share certain information updates with selected colleagues. This is just part of the future of business technology. Alcatel believes it should be this effortless, this easy. In the airport lounge. You¹re waiting for your flight. There are delays. The most important thing on your mind isn¹t necessarily the meeting you are trying to get to, but rather, what time can you start boarding ? With Bluetooth technology, you will be able to connect with the airline’s own flight information service for realtime departure and arrival updates. Using your Bluetooth phone, you will access this service via Bluetooth kiosks placed in strategically handy places (such as the lounge). This is the most direct connection possible, allowing you to neatly bypass the need to surf to the service via Web or phoning reservations. Boarding a flight. Get ready for speedy walk-through check-in. With your Bluetooth phone in your pocket, the check-in desk recognizes you, recognizes that you have a valid ticket and lets you board without delay. GSM World Congress 27 February 20-23, 2001
  30. 30. Obtaining hard-to-get concert tickets. Don’t have time to queue at the box office, make ten phone calls or scour the Internet ? Simply put your request online via your Bluetooth phone then get on with your life. It’s the effortless way to bypass queues, catch last minute ticket opportunities, or bid for tickets at a price you name. Once tickets are located by the appropriate service, you receive a text message on your phone. You can also use your Bluetooth phone as an instant online payment facility. When you arrive at the concert, Bluetooth technology allows the box office to recognize you, see that you have paid and immediately issue you with your physical tickets. What a performance ! In your car. Bluetooth technology will make sure it is you, and not an unwelcome stranger, getting into your car. It will allow you to start the engine, then guide you on your journey, constantly connecting with useful Web services and roadside Bluetooth kiosks emitting local traffic information. Bluetooth will be able to manage the environment within your car in a totally personalised way. When Mr Jones takes the car, the car « knows » he likes the climate control on 21°C, prefers his seat in a certain position, and wants regular updates on traffic and gold futures. When Mrs Jones drives the very same car, the car recognizes her and adjusts things accordingly : 19.5°C, the seat slightly higher and slightly forward, and providing regular updates on news, traffic and the Tokyo stock market. Security, can Bluetooth keep a secret ? Bluetooth keeps your information and Personal Area Network secure with several significant advances in protective features. It¹s as close as you can get to watertight data security - in fact Bluetooth offers the highest degree of security effectively used in the public domain today. Generic Access Profile (GAP) for secure access. The Bluetooth mobile about to be launched by Alcatel will offer up to 128 bit encryption which is the one of the best, most secure in use today. To give you an idea, many of today’s secured Web sites offer only 40 bit encryption. A credit card offers 56 bit encryption. To establish this security protocol (SaferPlus), the user enters the same 16 character code into both devices. Constant Frequency Hopping to keep strangers out. The first time you connect devices, thus opening the communication between them, they are perfectly synchronized once and for all. With the Bluetooth system of frequency hopping at 1600 times/second, any outside devices are excluded. Frequency Hopping means that the connected devices « agree » to change from one frequency to another and back again, in a prearranged order. This precision synchronicity is the basis for security of your Personal Area Network. It would be virtually impossible for a potential intruder to chance upon exactly the right sequence of frequencies and join in at exactly the right moment - a moment being 1/1600th of a second. GSM World Congress 28 February 20-23, 2001