Macquarie Corp names Lucent as strategic partner

Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications has selected Lucent Technologies as a Strategic Macquarie Partner.

As part of a strategy to offer end-to-end solutions, the alliance covers the design of networks, selection of carrier data products, installation of hardware and management of the networks.

The announcement follows the launch last week of the telco provider's data solutions and data network, supplied by Lucent.

"Lucent's technical solutions, management abilities - as well as international and local capabilities in the carrier market - were what motivated us to select them as a supplier for our own data network," David Tudehope, chief executive, Macquarie Corporate, said.

"It was a logical next step to form a strategic alliance to help service our customers."