Lucent opens Canberra office with focus on defence sector

Lucent Technologies today opened a new office in Canberra to bolster its federal government presence in Australia's capital.

The company, which is undergoing a merger with Alcatel, says the office, and dedicated staff, is evidence of the company's plans to increase its focus on the government and defence sector.

National operations will still be based in Sydney.

Lucent managing director, Roger Derrien, said the new office will produce many opportunities covering services and applications, and the strong need to address security issues in the present age of convergence.

The office was officially opened by Richard Krock, senior advisor network reliability, security office infrastructure protection, emergency preparedness & disaster recovery, Bell Labs, a key innovation engine of Lucent Technologies.

Krock is meeting with a number of Australian organizations about security and convergence.

Lucent's government and defence team will be led by recently appointed manager, Anita Krahe.

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