Alcatel-Lucent offers products that enable service providers, enterprises, and governments worldwide to deliver voice, data, and video communication services to end-users. The company operates in four segments: Carrier Product Group, Enterprise Product Group, Services Group, and Applications Software Group. The Carrier Product Group offers Internet protocol (IP) routers and switches; IP-based fixed access products that support fiber and digital subscriber line; and mobile access products, including GSM, WiMAX, W-CDMA, TD-SCDMA, and CDMA. This segment also designs and markets equipment to transport information over fiber optic connections for long distances over land and undersea, as well as for short distances in metropolitan and regional areas. In addition, it offers core networking products, ranging from switching systems to IP multimedia subsystems. Further, this segment offers multi-vendor maintenance services. The Enterprise Product Group offers software, hardware, and services that interconnect networks, people, processes, and knowledge. The Services Group provides network integration, network operations, and professional services. The Applications Software Group offers applications software, including contact center software, IMS applications, and operations support systems and business support systems software. This segment also offers multimedia and communications related services. The company sells its products and services to telecommunications service providers directly, as well as through indirect channels, value-added resellers, and joint ventures. Alcatel-Lucent has strategic relationships principally with Edgeware, Convergys, and Airvana. The company was formerly known as Alcatel and changed its name to Alcatel-Lucent in December 2006. Alcatel-Lucent was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Paris, France.
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