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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Report: NSN's fourth-quarter sales fell 19%

Nokia will reportedly disclose a continuing decline in infrastructure sales just as it prepares to leave its handset history behind and become primarily a network equipment company.

Report: Alcatel-Lucent plans to cut fewer jobs in France

Alcatel-Lucent said it will cut fewer jobs in France than originally planned, indicating that the US-Franco equipment manufacturer and the country's mobile operators have been influenced by pressure from the French government.

Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs establishes cloud collaboration with Mexican university

Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent's research division, has begun a cloud services collaborative initiative with engineering students at Mexico's Tecnológico de Monterrey's Computer Technology school.

Qualcomm, Google and Apple achieve patent milestones

Qualcomm shifted into the list of top 10 U.S. patent awardees during 2013, while Google and Apple  both jumped into the top 20, according to IFI Claims Patent Services.

Alcatel-Lucent talking to Unify about potential enterprise unit sale

Alcatel-Lucent has begun discussions to sell its enterprise unit to Unify, a joint venture created by Siemens and the Gores Group, reports  Bloomberg,  citing three people close to the talks.

Report: Alcatel-Lucent in talks on sale of enterprise unit

The Alcatel-Lucent rumour mill continues to grind as 2014 gets underway, with a new report saying the equipment manufacturer is in talks with potential buyers on the sale of its enterprise unit.

PEG Bandwidth employs Alcatel-Lucent to address rural mobile backhaul, enterprise service needs

Wireless backhaul specialist PEG Bandwidth has appointed Alcatel-Lucent as its IP/MPLS vendor of choice for its rural area network expansion effort.

Ericsson still sits atop the heap in managed services, says ABI

Ericsson holds the lead position in the $10 billion network managed service market, followed by Nokia Solutions and Networks and Alcatel-Lucent, according to ABI Research.

Alcatel-Lucent CTO Weldon charts new path for Bell Labs

When Marcus Weldon, Alcatel-Lucent's CTO, was also named president of Bell Labs in early November, the move signaled the company's intent to leverage R&D to propel its Shift Plan restructuring strategy and align research activities with its roadmap for commercial products.

A look back over 2013

As another year comes towards its end, it would be remiss of me to not to look back at what has been an incredibly eventful year in European telecoms in order to highlight some of the main trends that have not only emerged in the past 12 months, but also look set to dominate the market in the coming year and beyond.