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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ITU sets next steps for 5G, picks 'IMT-2020'

The ITU has decided on the term it will use to refer to IMT-2020, and it is, appropriately enough, "IMT-2020," referencing the year in which most industry watchers expect 5G to commercially deploy.

GreenTouch offers vision for improving wireless network energy efficiency by more than 10,000X

GreenTouch says it has come up with new tools, technologies and architectures to improve the energy efficiency of communications networks for years to come, including new approaches that can boost energy efficiencies in mobile networks by more than 10,000 times.

Ericsson decides against big M&A in wake of Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent deal, will focus on organic growth

Ericsson concluded after a review by its management that it can expand its business without pursuing a major deal, according to a senior executive at the vendor.

Alcatel-Lucent, Sequans Communications join Orange's LTE IoT push

Alcatel-Lucent teamed with chip maker Sequans Communications to develop key technologies for an Internet of Things (IoT) prototype platform launched last week by Orange.

Report: Alcatel-Lucent CEO Combes to depart for Altice in July

Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes will move to French telecom group Altice SA in July, according to a report from French magazine  Challenges. The report, which did not cite its sources, said that billionaire Patrick Drahi, who owns Altice, is hiring Combes to take charge of Altice development in Europe starting in September.

U.S. Cellular CTO expects 5G will require new OFDM-based air interface

U.S. Cellular, which is still deploying its LTE network, is unsure of how quickly 5G networks will take hold but its CTO thinks it will require a new waveform for the 5G air interface.

Alcatel-Lucent bosses back Nokia plan after receiving nod from key French committee

Alcatel-Lucent bosses confirmed they will press ahead with a planned €15.6 billion ($17.5 billion) merger with Nokia despite shareholder concerns about the transaction.

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Now that the industry is talking about 5G and is in the relatively early stages of defining it, that leads one to wonder: Will there be a "4.5G?" Some say there already is--in the form of LTE-Advanced.

Alcatel-Lucent unveils transition solution for service providers' PSTN voice networks

Alcatel-Lucent has introduced a new solution that it says will help service providers, particularly those with large PSTN networks, migrate to an all-IP network infrastructure.

Report: Ciena, Juniper could become acquisition targets for Ericsson

With Nokia's recent move to acquire Alcatel-Lucent in full play, Ericsson is now looking at its own purchase options, which, reports say, potentially could include Juniper or Ciena.