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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Striking a balance

Service providers are relieved to rid themselves of the performance and interoperability constraints of working with extremely large hardware infrastructure in exchange for softswitch and IP networ

Getting it right on mobile broadband

Alcatel-Lucent chief Ben Verwaayen speaks the truth when he admits the telecom industry has "missed everything" in the digital boom.

Airvana: Smartphones create mobile network 'load multiplier effect'

While smartphones may not generate as much data traffic as USB modem-equipped laptops, they can be a source of capacity constraints in massive amounts because of the signaling load they generate,

Microsoft, Alca-Lu make smart grid plays

Competition in the nascent “smart grid” industry is heating up, with Microsoft and Alcatel-Lucent yesterday both making moves aimed at strengthening their presence in the market.

Wireless backhaul: A bountiful wireline opportunity

This week you'll notice a new feature in the newsletter and on the Fierce Telecom site: the launch of our very first eBook on wireless backhaul. Having spent time in a previous life covering both the

AT&T doesn't break even on iPhone subsidy until 17th month of contract; AlcaLu wins EV-DO Rev. B contract in China

> With its large subsidies to Apple, AT&T doesn't break even on iPhone accounts with high data-usage until the 17th month of a 24-month contract, according to a new report from Yankee Group.

Vodafone partners with Alca-Lu in German smart metering trial

The drive to ‘go green' is being tracked by an increasing number of smart metering trials involving cell phone operators. The latest to be announced will be managed by Alcatel-Lucent with the

Successful LTE tests could see German roll-out next year, says Alca-Lu

‘Very satisfied', was how Erich Zielinski, head of the end-to-end 4G/LTE-solutions of Alcatel-Lucent, described the initial test results from the company's LTE trial network. This effort

AlcaLu's Verwaayen: M&A is not a panacea

A raft of ongoing rumors that Alcatel-Lucent would either merge or be acquired by one of its rivals (Ericsson, Huawei or Nokia Siemens Networks) have been rampant in recent months, but company CEO

Verizon Wireless looking to spur 4G investments

Verizon Wireless introduced the Verizon Wireless LTE Innovation Center, promising developers online access to collaborative tools and support services for the creation of Long Term Evolution products