A report out of Tel Aviv, Israel has HOT the cable company in Israel announcing today that Lucent has won HOT’s tender for setting up its IP telephony services network. The deal is valued at $100M over 5 years, in Israeli terms is considered a blockbuster mega-deal, according to our source. Insiders say this was a surprise choice because the leader in the competition until very recently was Nortel. A contract is expected to be completed in 2 weeks.
With the deployment, HOT will set up a competing access network to Bezeq, the incumbent PPT.