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. It provides telecommunications solutions to service providers, enterprises, and governments around the world, enabling these customers to deliver voice, data, and video services. The company focuses on fixed, mobile, and converged networking hardware, IP technologies, software, and services. It holds Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation and R&D houses in the communications industry. Bell Labs was awarded 7 Nobel Prizes and holds over 29,000 patents. Alcatel-Lucent has operations in more than 130 countries. In 2011 it was added to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. On May 22, 2012, Alcatel-Lucent announced the development of its "7950 XRS," which is an Internet router capable of speeds up to five times faster than speeds offered by the nearest competitor. The company is under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Ben Verwaayen and the nonexecutive Chairman of the Board is Philippe Camus. Verwaayen and Camus joined the company in the third quarter of 2008 after Alcatel-Lucent's first CEO Patricia Russo and first Chairman Serge Tchuruk resigned. 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. AlcatelLucent achieved revenues of Euro 15.3 billion in 2011. With a strong focus on complete solutions that generate value for customers and help them realize the potential of a connected world, Alcatel-Lucent is organized around two operating segments and three geographic regions. Alcatel-Lucent operates more than 80 networks on behalf of service providers around the world, covering more than 180 million subscribers, and enjoying a leadership position in multitechnology and multi-vendor Managed Services. Alcatel-Lucent’s operating segments are responsible for developing, delivering and supporting best-in-class products, solutions and services for the service provider, enterprise and industries customers. Alcatel-Lucent’s Networks group is responsible for driving network product portfolio, addressing our customers’ network requirements in all market segments. The Software, Services & Solutions group provides a comprehensive, market-leading suite of software solutions and services offerings designed specifically to meet the needs and demands of communication network operators and strategic industries. The company’s geographic regions are the Americas; Europe, Middle East, and Africa; and Asia Pacific.
 In October 2011..V. software and services to telecommunications service providers and enterprises Revenue:€15. 2006. a provider of service management software for broadband and mobile data services in 2008. They formerly had a joint venture with Dutch company Draka Holding N. CGE (la Compagnie Générale d’Electricité). • .ALCATE-LUCENT Products:Hardware. which made annual losses from 2007 to 2011.203 billion (2011) Employees:76.002 (2012) History • • In April 2004. Alcatel-Lucent acquired Nortel's UMTS radio access business at the end of 2006. enterprise services gateway products developer NetDevices.068 billion (2011) Operating income:€117 million (2011) Profit:€1.9% stake for €209 million in December 2007.. 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 1986.5 billion — the same amount the company bought the business for in 2000. Alcatel-Lucent sold its call-center services business Genesys unit to Permira. Alcatel-Lucent needed funding for the Franco-American business. Nearly 60 years earlier. for manufacturing optical fibre. Inc.095 billion (2011) Total assets:€24. TCL Corporation and Alcatel announced the creation of a mobile phone manufacturing joint venture: Alcatel Mobile Phones. Alcatel-Lucent acquired Motive. IPTV software company Tamblin. ITT had purchased most of AT&T’s manufacturing operations outside the United States. Facing intense competition in the telecommunications industry. Inc. Alcatel and Lucent Technologies merged on November 30. Lucent Technologies was spun off from AT&T. for $1. During 2007 the company acquired Canadian metro WDM networking supplier Tropic Networks. 2010. acquired ITT’s European telecom business. a private equity group. • • • In May 2009 Alcatel-Lucent's stake in Thales was acquired by Dassault Aviation. Inc. but Draka bought out Alcatel-Lucent's 49. The formation of Alcatel-Lucent in 2006 created the world’s first truly global communications solutions provider. Alcatel-Lucent announced the acquisition of OpenPlug on September 1. and the telecommunications consulting practice Thompson Advisory Group. That was the year Alcatel’s parent company.
which allowed Airtel to provide low call rates of 1/minute (US$0. 3G spectrum auction was completed and Airtel will have to pay the Indian government 122. etc. The Apple iPhone 3G was rolled out in India in 2008 by Airtel and Vodafone. It offers its telecom services under the airtel brand.—is maintained by Ericsson. and business support is provided by IBM. 2011 by Airtel and Aircel. and is headed by Sunil Bharti Mittal.02/minute). with over 185. Bharti Airtel awarded the three year contract to Alcatel-Lucent for setting up an Internet Protocol across the country. On 31 May 2012. . AIRTRL SERVICES: Mobile Airtel has nationwide presence. However. 3G and 4Gservices depending upon the country of operation. Bharti Airtel is the first Indian telecom service provider to achieve Cisco Gold Certification. in India).This would help consumers access internet at faster speed and high qualiy internet browsing on mobile handsets. During the last financial year (2009–10). Airtel won 3G licences in 13 telecom circles of India: Delhi. 3G On May 18. providing 2G. It also acts as a carrier for national and international long distance communication services. On 19 October 2004. The company has a submarine cable landing station at Chennai.336 million customers across 20 countries as of March 2012. is an Indian telecommunications company that operates in 20 countries across South Asia. It is the largest cellular service provider in India. It operates a GSM network in all countries. Its network—base stations. Airtel is the fifth largest telecom operator in the world with over 243.AIRTEL Bharti Airtel Limited commonly known as Airtel. Mumbai. which connects the submarine cable connectingChennai and Singapore. The launch is a result of a tie-up between Bharti Tele-Ventures Limited and Research In Motion (RIM).30 million subscribers at the end of May 2012. Africa and the Channel Islands.45 billion) for spectrum in 13 circles. Airtel is the third largest in-country mobile operator by subscriber base. high prices and contract bonds discouraged consumers and it was not as successful as the iPhone is in other markets of the world. Bharti negotiated for its strategic partner Alcatel-Lucent to manage the network infrastructure for the tele-media business. behind China Mobile and China Unicom. 2010. Uttar Pradesh (east). It is known for being the first mobile phone company in the world to outsource all of its business operations except marketing. microwave links. Airtel announced the launch of a BlackBerry Wireless Solution in India. sales and finance. and transmission towers are maintained by another company (Bharti Infratel Ltd. Ericsson agreed for the first time to be paid by the minute for installation and maintenance of their equipment rather than being paid up front. the most amount spent by an operator in this auction. Tamil Nadu. Andhra Pradesh. and is also a provider of broadband andsubscription television services.95 billion (US$2. Karnataka. and is the 6th most valued brand according to an annual survey conducted by Brand Finance and The Economic Times in 2010. The Apple iPhone 4 was introduced on May 27. Airtel is the largest provider of mobile telephony and second largest provider of fixed telephony in India. Nokia Siemens Network and Huawei.
Airtel's TD-LTE network is built and by ZTE in Kolkata. the broadband wireless access (BWA) or 4G spectrum auction in India ended. On July 27. Karnataka—its largest circle by revenue. Himachal Pradesh. Airtel Money Airtel has started a new mCommerce platform called Airtel Money with collaboration with Infosys. . high speed packet access) networks in 13 telecom circles where the company has won 3G licences. 2011 Airtel launched 3G in three major cities in Kerala (Trivandrum. design. The company.3 GHz frequency band. Cochin and Calicut). Ericsson in Punjab and Nokia Networks in Maharashtra. On January 27. Punjab and Kolkata. Huawei in Karnataka. and Jammu & Kashmir. Airtel became the third private operator (fifth overall) to launch its 3G services in the country following Reliance Communications and Tata Docomo. West Bengal. NSN would manage networks in three circles. Kerala and Mumbai. Airtel plans to cover 1. It is launched on April 5. Airtel launched 3G services in Bangalore. With this launch. with the help of Airtel money.Rajasthan. Bharti Airtel said that it has given contracts to Ericsson India. Bihar. Airtel launched 4G services using TD-LTE technology in Kolkata. The company was allocated 20 MHz of BWA spectrum in 2. This gives Airtel a 3G presence in 15 out of 22 circles in India.1436 billion for spectrum in 4 circles: Maharashtra. 2011. Airtel launched 4G in Bangalore on 7 May 2012. Airtel launched 3G in Chennai and Coimbatore. Haryana. Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) and Huawei Technologies to set up infrastructure for providing 3G services in the country. On January 24. As per the agreement.500 cities across 13 circles by the end of March 2012. operated Siemens On 10 April 2012. While Bharti Airtel has awarded network contracts for seven 3G circles to Ericsson India. On September 20. deploy and maintain 3G–HSPA (third generation. These vendors will plan. by the end of 2014. 2010. Chinese telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has been introduced as the third partner for three circles. North East. is also in talks with other service providers to roll out the services in the remaining 10 circles as part of its roaming offerings. Airtel paid 33. 2011. in Infosys Campus of Bangalore. On 24 May 2012. Goa. pay bills and other financial transactions using mobile phone. users can transfer money. Airtel also operates 3G services in Maharastra. Airtel will assume full ownership and financial responsibility for 4G operations in these 4 circles. Karnataka. 2012. which has 3G licences for 13 circles. 4G On 19 May 2010. Airtel had about 3 million 3G subscribers as of May 2011. Kanpur and Kolkata through an agreement with Vodafone and in Gujaratthrough an agreement with Idea. becoming the first company in India to offer 4G services. Airtel announced an agreement to acquire a 49% stake in Qualcomm Asia Pacific (India). Assam. It will launch services next in Pune and Chandigarh. Qualcomm holds 4G spectrum and licenses in Delhi.
along with Loop Mobile. Several thousands of users were falsely billed. VSATs. you can sign up on the "Do Not Disturb" list to avoid all telemarketing calls and SMSes. for example downloading wallpaper or ringtones. It has two sections under it. USB modem that helps in getting instant access to Internet and corporate applications. The maximum speed available for home users is 16Mbit/s. It started services on 9 October 2008 and has about 32. Many of its services were activated automatically according to a complaint forum. was issued notices by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for violation of Mobile number portability (MNP) regulations.com. Bharti now provides all telecom services including fixedline services under a common brand "Airtel". Reliance Communications and Vodafone. Easy Mail is a platform that provides access to personal/corporate e-mails independent of handset operating system and application services that shorten the queues at the billing section.6% are broadband internet subscribers as of August 2010. Airtel Broadband filters your internet requests and on many occasions they are known to block file sharing websites such as vimeo. Digital Television The Digital TV business provides Direct-to-Home (DTH) TV services across India under the brand name Airtel digital TV. off-load the pressure on the billing staff and bring convenience to the user. they had received complaints from customers regarding unwarranted rejection of porting requests by telecom operators and 10 had been charged for a message requesting porting code through number 1900. Telemedia The Telemedia business provides services in 89 Indian cities and consists of two brands. of which 42. Mobile data service The different services under mobile data are BlackBerry services. Controversy Bharti Airtel (India).se etc. Airtel Broadband had about 1.44 million customers as of August 2010.a web-enabled mobile email solution working on 'Push Technology'. Airtel provides both capped as well as unlimited download plans (extremely reduced speeds at unlimited data are implied (256kbit/s beyond FUP which is lesser than the TRAI specified limit of half of your original speed)). with out any legal information given to the customers. Enterprise The Enterprise business provides end-to-end telecom solutions to corporate customers and national and international long distance services to telcos through its nationwide fiber optic backbone. Airtel Broadband provides broadband and IPTV services. thepiratebay.16 million wireline customers. last mile connectivity in fixed-line and mobile circles. . ISP and international bandwidth access through the gateways and landing stations.36 million subscribers at the end of April 2012. Until 18 September 2004. In return Airtel launched STOP/START 121 services for such issues.VAS Fraud There has been lot of criticism about Airtel for its unauthorised VAS activation. Idea Cellular. Airtel has about 3.com megavideo.Airtel Data Card that gives the liberty to access the internet anytime. Bharti provided Fixedline telephony and broadband services under the Touchtel brand. Alternatively. According to TRAI.
offering advanced services like high-speed internet. . One is GPRS Based Solutions like mobile applications tools for enterprise.999 ($220) 7-inch tablet in India based on Google Inc. optimize and manage Bharti Airtel’s broadband and telephone network across India. TrackMate. JOINT VENTURE Bharti Airtel. MPLS. installation and fault repair. and Alcatel-Lucent on April 30. on 18 August launched a 9. deploy. plan. he has held several key assignments in France. . 2009 announced that they have formed a joint venture to manage Bharti Airtel’s pan-India broadband and telephone services and help Airtel’s transition to next generation networks. It will support Bharti Airtel’s transformation to next generation networks. Greece. Latin America. Alcatel-Lucent will design. This managed services partnership will include all end-to-end activities – service rollout. service continuity and transformation.Enterprise business solutions There are two kind of solutions offered by Airtel. bulk sms. triple play. The partnership will also drive optimal capital investment and increase operational efficiency by moving voice and data traffic onto a single. automatic meter reading solutions etc. A new legal entity is being formed which will be operated by Alcatel-Lucent. Arnaud Soubelet began his career with Alcatel-Lucent in 1988. Android-based tablet Beetel Teletech Ltd.. and the other is SMS Based Solutions like interactive sms. Over the last 20 years. media-rich VAS. 'packetized' infrastructure Alcatel-Lucent and Bharti Airtel announced the appointment of Arnaud Soubelet as the CEO of their joint venture Alcatel-Lucent Network Management Services India Ltd (ALNMSI). VPN for both retail and business customers. Under the joint venture. Egypt and India across sales.'s Android operating system. inbound call center solutions. Arnaud holds post graduate degrees in business administration and business law from the Sorbonne University in Paris. a unit of Bharti Enterprises Ltd. The offering is intended to capitalize on the expected demand for cheap computing devices in the world's fastest-growing and second-largest mobile phone market. Asia’s leading integrated telecom service provider.. enterprises and managed services.
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