Alca-Lu signs IT mega deal with T-Systems

Alcatel-Lucent has selected T-Systems, the Deutsche Telekom enterprise customer brand, to provide onsite desktop support for the global telecoms infrastructure provider's European and Middle Eastern operations.

The agreement calls for T-Systems to maintain and deploy some 40,000 desktop and notebook PCs in 23 countries.

Alcatel-Lucent has been relying on T-Systems services for its workstation systems in western European core countries such as Germany, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium since 2004.

The subsidiary now supports Alcatel-Lucent's international IT strategy from Norway to the Mediterranean and from Ireland to the United Arab Emirates.

The services cover onsite support for desktop and notebook PCs, UNIX workstations, printers, IP telephones, videoconferencing systems and first level support for the network infrastructure linking them.