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Our 2014 results underline the success of our turnaround. Through the execution of The Shift Plan, we have improved our underlying profitability and free cash flow profile while solidifying the entire organization.
Today in 2015, we are in a strong position to capitalize on profitable growth opportunities, operational excellence and quality of service.
The achievements we have made in our product portfolio and operational transformation make us confident we will reach our positive free cash flow target in 2015.
Strength in Numbers
Alcatel-Lucent at a glance
The Shift Plan In Action
Refocused for Growth – Alcatel-Lucent is back in the game
“One of our key objectives with The Shift Plan was to refocus the portfolio and the positioning of the company into Ultra-Broadband access, IP networking and cloud and to extend that positioning into adjacent industry markets where the network matters. This has required a tremendous effort in terms of refocusing and transforming activities. These next-generation technologies now represent two-thirds of the revenue mix, and we are achieving high double-digit growth in non-telco markets.” Tim Krause, Chief Marketing Officer.
The Shift Plan emphasizes innovation in Ultra-Broadband access, IP networking and cloud technologies. These 3 areas will draw 85% of our total R&D investment in 2015.
The Significant Results
IP Networking I
IP Networking II
Alcatel-Lucent is Turning a Corner
The Shift Plan has delivered. However, early achievements don’t mean we can take our foot off the pedal. Execution and focus must be relentless. 2015 is a key year.
TRANSFORMATION, INNOVATION AND GROWTH
The 'Alcatel-Lucent' Way for Operational Excellence
‘The Alcatel-Lucent Way’ is based on our Quality Management System (QMS) which is at the core of driving continual improvement and transforming the way we do business to be recognized by our customers as a leader in operational excellence.
It’s about continuing to build upon our new operating model. Our culture is now all about building trust with our customers by valuing quality at every step of our process. That is here to stay.
Network 2020: Inventing the networks of the future
The networks of tomorrow must provide ‘seemingly’ infinite capacity to consumers and businesses. This can only be achieved economically by embracing new innovative technologies like virtualization, SDN and 5G. We are defining, developing and deploying networks that have the highest performance, lowest cost per bit and are most personalized. This is driving our vision of the network – Network 2020.
“We believe that network infrastructure has to change. We're at the edge of what is physically possible.” Marcus Weldon, President Bell Labs.
Constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation
Top 100 most innovative companies
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Unlocking Profitable Growth
Extending our knowledge and expertise to customers in new business segments
Working for a sustainable future
We remain committed to judging the success of our efforts against the highest standards and globally recognized frameworks for sustainability.
2014 responsible innovation key highlights
FROM REFOCUSING TO TRANSFORMATION for today and tomorrow
“The one certainty is that in an ultra-connected, cloud-shifted world, networks become the business calling card, revealing a company’s speed, flexibility and trustworthiness to its customers. It’s exciting to work in an industry where change is constant and to lead a company that is defining, developing and deploying the networks of tomorrow created by the convergence of IP, ultra broadband and cloud.
The takeaway is Alcatel-Lucent knows networks better than anyone else in the industry. It’s core to our being and business. Every success has its network.” Michel Combes, CEO.