Alcatel-Lucent is the trusted transformation partner of service providers,
enterprises, strategic industries such as defense, energy, healthcare,
transportation, and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver
voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed,
mobile and converged broadband networking, IP and optics technologies,
applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivaled technical and
scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in
the communications industry.
With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global
services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a
global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 15.2 billion in 2009 and
is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris.
With a strong focus on complete solutions maximizing value for customers,
Alcatel-Lucent is organized around four operating segments and three geographic
regions. Applications focuses on developing and maintaining innovative
applications and software products for our global customer base. Networks is
responsible for managing our network product portfolio, in line with the
company’s High Leverage Network™ strategy. It provides industry-leading
products that address our customers’ network requirements in all market
segments such as service providers, strategic industries and enterprises.
Services supports a network’s entire life cycle, including consultation,
integration, migration and transformation, deployment, maintenance and
management of operations. Our fourth operating segment includes mainly our
Industrial Components-Vacuum business. The company's geographic regions are the
Americas; Europe, Middle East, and Africa; and Asia Pacific. In addition,
Alcatel-Lucent’s Enterprise and Strategic Industries organization focuses on
the needs of business customers as well as those of strategic industries that
require carrier-grade, mission-critical communications systems for their
Innovation & Technology
Alcatel-Lucent is one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the
communications industry, representing an R&D investment of Euro 2.4
billion, and a portfolio of more than 27,500 active patents spanning
virtually every technology area. At the core of this innovation is
Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs, an innovation
engine with researchers and scientists at the forefront of research into areas
such as multimedia and convergent services and applications, new service
delivery architectures and platforms, wireless and wireline, broadband access,
packet and optical networking and transport, network security, enterprise
networking and communication services and fundamental research in areas such as
nanotechnology, algorithmic, and computer sciences.
The formation of Alcatel-Lucent 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.
Alcatel-Lucent combined two entities — Alcatel and Lucent Technologies —
which shared a common lineage dating back to 1986. That was 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.