Alcatel-Lucent is the product of the French-based Alcatel’s acquisition of the former Lucent Technologies in 2006. Led by former BT executive Ben Verwaayen, Alcatel-Lucent reported US$22.5 billion in 2010 revenues and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

Founded in 1898, the company provides products, solutions, and transformation services that enable service providers, enterprises, governments, and strategic industries to deliver voice, data, and video communication services to end-users worldwide. In addition, Alcatel-Lucent provides voice telephony and data networking solutions, and call center software; and end-to-end communications networks and individual network elements, as well as designs and sells a suite of radio frequency products, such as cable, antenna, tower systems, and their related electronic components. Further, it offers consultation, integration, migration and transformation, deployment, outsourcing, and maintenance services.



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Nokia confirms Alcatel-Lucent CTO Weldon will land CTO gig following merger

Nokia confirmed that Alcatel-Lucent CTO Marcus Weldon, who also serves as the president of Bell Labs, will take on the CTO role in the combined company once Nokia completes its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.  

Nokia appoints post-merger heads for Europe, MEA

Nokia named the two executives who will head up its businesses in Europe and the Middle East and Africa (MEA) following the completion of its proposed €15.6 billion ($16.8 billion) merger with Alcatel-Lucent that it expects to close in the first half of 2016.

Nokia names veteran exec Ricky Corker to lead North America after Alcatel-Lucent deal closes

Nokia said Ricky Corker will become the head of its North American business following the close of its $16.8 billion deal to buy rival Alcatel-Lucent. Corker, a Nokia veteran with more than 10 years of experience at the company, currently serves as executive vice president for North America and chairman of SAC Wireless at Nokia Networks. 

Ericsson, Cisco think they can generate more than $1B each in new sales through partnership

Ericsson and Cisco's partnership to resell each other's products and services and jointly develop new ones could generate well more than the $1 billion each in revenue by 2018 that the vendors have projected, according to senior executives at the firms. Meanwhile, John Chambers, Cisco's executive chairman and former CEO, indicated that he thinks Nokia's deal to acquire Alcatel-Lucent is likely to fail, something Nokia dismissed.

Ericsson, Cisco come together in network partnership to 'turbocharge' carriers' shift to SDN

Ericsson and Cisco's announcement of a partnership to resell each other's products and services and collaborate on network design will accelerate U.S. carriers' shift to software-defined networking (SDN) and IP communications more broadly, according to top Ericsson and Cisco executives.

Alcatel-Lucent, Telefonica Business Solutions complete NFV value-added service tests

Alcatel-Lucent said Telefonica Business Solutions took a major step towards automating delivery of value-added services after a successful test of NFV in a multi-vendor SDN environment, while separately revealing it has commenced shipments of a residential small cell product.

Bell Labs president: Millimeter wave is better than you think but it's not easy

Millimeter wave technology, which has taken center stage in a recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) at the FCC, is "better than you think it's going to be," but it's not easy, according to the president of Bell Labs, which has played an active role in the research of mmWave technology.

Analysts: Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent are well-positioned going into deal's completion, but cuts and challenges loom

As Nokia speeds toward completing its $17.1 billion acquisition of rival Alcatel-Lucent in the first quarter of 2016, industry analysts say that the two vendors are in strong financial shape after delivering their third-quarter results and are well-positioned to take on Ericsson and Huawei. However, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent will likely need to make significant cuts to their combined mobile assets, which will result in job cuts, and rivals will be looking to press their advantages as the companies come together next year.

Alcatel-Lucent's Q3 core revenues rise 11%, but submarine unit dragged down by delays

Alcatel-Lucent reported that strong sales across its three IP networking segments helped boost its Core Networking revenues 11 percent to $1.8 billion, but softness in its Submarine Networks division drove it to forecast flat revenues for the year 2015.

Nokia sees North America sales slump in Q3, but promises faster cost-savings from Alcatel-Lucent deal

Nokia saw sales in the third quarter slump, driven by a sharp slide in revenue from its core networks business and in North America in particular. However, the vendor also offered good news to its investors with plans to return $4.4 billion (€4 billion) to shareholders. Nokia also noted that its $17.1 billion deal to buy rival Alcatel-Lucent remains on track and that it now expects to achieve $986 million in cost savings in 2018, a full year earlier than it previously expected.