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 and Alcatel-Lucent to commence merged operations starting Jan. 14

Nokia announced it has taken control of Alcatel-Lucent after receiving approval from France's securities watchdog agency for the $17 billion deal. Nokia will hold nearly 80 percent of its former rival, and the companies will begin working "as an operationally combined group" on Jan. 14.

Nokia gains control of Alcatel-Lucent

Nokia said it has gained control of Alcatel-Lucent following a successful public exchange offer that will see the Finnish telecoms equipment manufacturer hold almost 80 per cent of its former rival.

Bell Labs: Study shows virtualized residential gateways cut costs

In case there was any doubt, Bell Labs conducted a study that reveals that communications service providers can reduce their operating costs by up to 40 percent by virtualizing complex functions currently deployed on residential gateways into the network cloud.

Alcatel-Lucent seeks vRAN improvements with Red Hat, Advantech and 6Wind

Alcatel-Lucent said fresh collaboration agreements with Red Hat, Advantech and 6Wind will boost its ability to meet service providers' large scale performance and reliability requirements by improving its virtualised RAN (vRAN) products.

Verizon's McAdam: 5G speeds will be up to 1 Gbps and will be live at Verizon HQ in January

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said that the carrier expects to be able to offer 5G wireless speeds up to 1 Gbps, and that he expects the company  to begin a commercial test of the technology as early as next month at the carrier's Basking Ridge, N.J., headquarters.

Core routers take lead in lackluster Q3 router revenue season

A silver lining in the third quarter router market could be found in the core segment, where revenues climbed 10 percent, according to a new Infonetics IHS report.

Alcatel-Lucent, Juniper, ZTE service provider router sales rise, but unevenly

Alcatel-Lucent, Juniper and ZTE router sales jumped in the third quarter as shipments at these three companies to service provider customers outpaced the market, says Dell'Oro Group in a new report. According to the research firm, core router sales rose 9 percent year-over-year, following strong growth in the second quarter of 2015.

Nokia tips early close for Here sale, as shareholders approve Alcatel-Lucent merger

Nokia said it expects to close the sale of its Here navigation business to a consortium of auto makers ahead of schedule, in an announcement made a day after its shareholders gave the green light to its planned merger with Alcatel-Lucent.

Alcatel-Lucent's microwave deal with Orange Romania will improve 4G network capacity

Alcatel-Lucent said Orange Romania will be able to provide enhanced 4G services to its subscribers, after the infrastructure provider won a contract to upgrade the operator's long-haul microwave backhaul transport network.

Rice University to study massive MU-MIMO thanks to $2.4M grant

Researchers at Houston's Rice University won $2.4 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research into the use of massive multi-user, multi-input multi-output (MU-MIMO) for upcoming 5G standards.