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Alcatel-­Lucent (ALU-­B)

Partner description: 

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent’s Product Groups are responsible for developing, delivering and supporting best-in-class products, solutions and services for our carrier, enterprise and services customers.The Wireless Business Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of wireless communications solution including CDMA2000 (No. 1), GSM/EDGE (No. 3) and is quickly enhancing its market position in WCDMA/HSPA networks. The Wireless Business Group offers the most comprehensive wireless portfolio in the industry, including CDMA2000, GSM/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA, TD-SCDMA and WiMAX technologies, and has the strength and know-how to drive the evolution from any technology in any spectrum band to 3G and beyond.

The Wireline Business Group is the undisputed worldwide market leader in most key areas of the wireline business, from broadband access and triple play/IPTV networks (No. 1) to optical networking (No. 1), and is the fastest growing player in the IP routing market ( No. 2). The Wireline Business Group focuses on key market segments including Access, IP and Optics, offering the broadest portfolio of products in the industry targeted to the wireline service provider and major enterprises, from DSL to FTTx to optical metro and long-haul networks to carrier Ethernet and edge routing solutions.
The Services Business Group is the telecom industry’s most experienced and knowledgeable services partner. The Services Business Group includes more than 18,000 network experts supporting the world’s largest service providers, providing a broad and comprehensive set of professional services that encompass the entire network lifecycle - Consult & Design, Integrate & Deploy, as well as Operate & Maintain. Alcatel-Lucent offers a full range of service partnership models - from operational support to partial or total outsourcing. By assisting clients in achieving the right balance between in-house capabilities and the value offered through alternative services partnerships, Alcatel-Lucent can accelerate the benefits expected from large-scale integration projects. Within the Services Business Group the IPTC department is focusing on the integration and validation of the latest innovations, including collaboration with other companies. By using the in- house developed Advanced Integration Methodology (AIM) the IPTC puts a holistic view on bringing new solutions to the market.
Role in project: 

Within the SPECIFI project Alcatel-Lucent will contribute it’s end­-to­-end integration capability to bring the architecture of the three pilot sites together. Alcatel-Lucent will as well have a task to Operate and Maintain the platform of the Kortrijk setup and the server farm in the Gent iMinds lab so as to ensure that the services offered to the test users remain operational as far as under Alcatel-Lucent’s control. Thanks to the mirror lab of the Kortrijk pilot in the Alcatel-Lucent IPTC center in Antwerp, Alcatel-Lucent will also be able to offer a service and a space to pre­-validate new applications/services that partners or companies outside the consortium may want to try.

Partner Type: 
Industrial Partner