Alcatel-Lucent SA history, profile and history video

 Alcatel-Lucent SA is engaged in the provision of communications solutions to telecommunications companies and Internet service and data providers. It develops and integrates technologies, applications and services to offer innovative global communications solutions. The company operates its business through three segments: Networks, Software, Services & Solutions, and Enterprise. The Networks segment is organized into four businesses: IP, Optics, Wireless and Wireline. It supplies a broad portfolio of network products and offerings used by fixed, wireless and converged service providers to help them address these changing telecommunications market needs, and to enterprises and governments for their business-critical communications. The Software, Services & Solutions segment provides services for telecommunications service providers and strategic industries, including transportation, energy, and public sector. It operates through two main businesses Services, which designs, integrates, manages and maintains networks worldwide, and Network Applications. The Enterprise segment provides the software platforms and systems hardware to create network-based solutions. It delivers solutions that enable businesses to deliver collaborative conversations across application fluent networks, an intelligent network infrastructure capable of automatically adjusting resources according to the nature of applications to transport. The company was founded by Pierre Azaria on June 18, 1898, and is headquartered in Paris, France.


The formation of Alcatel-Lucent in 2006 created the world’s first truly global communications solutions provider, with the most complete, end-to-end portfolio of solutions and services in the industry.

The company combined 2 entities — Alcatel and Lucent Technologies — which shared a common lineage dating back to 1986, the year Alcatel’s parent company, CGE (la Compagnie Générale d’Electricité), acquired ITT’s European telecom business. Nearly 60 years earlier, ITT had purchased most of AT&T’s manufacturing operations outside the United States. Lucent Technologies was spun off from AT&T.

*Information from Forbes.com and  www.al-enterprise.com

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