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We live in an ultra-connected world. Our lives are linked and shared through a variety of devices that we all take for granted. At the touch of a button, we can reach out to people across the globe – no matter where they are. Our demand to be constantly connected through high-speed broadband and extra-fast wireless services has become akin to a natural resource, like air or water.
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Everyone relies on the Internet in both their personal and professional lives. This necessity brings an ever-increasing demand for reliable and ultra-fast service wherever you go.

In order to match this new demand, service providers need reliable IP solutions that ensure ultimate customer satisfaction. IP is the cornerstone in all of this. Every aspect of an operator’s network, whether fixed or mobile, is built on IP technology.

From Voice to Video to Cloud
Gone are the days when voice and SMS were the main traffic. Ever expanding volumes of data and video are exerting growing pressure on today’s networks, requiring greater capacity and speed.

IP has become the heart of networks because of its ability to handle the massive demand for speed and capacity, as well as to understand the particular kind of traffic that it is carrying. IP also makes it easier for customers to buy and consume network services because of its high agility and programmability.

Customers really crave control and visibility into their own services. If you can deliver that at speed, you will be surprised at how the market will change. Not only do we have the expertise and knowledge to talk to our customers about the evolution of their networks, but we have the product today. Basil Alwan, President of IP Routing and Transport

The future of networks is changing and an all-IP infrastructure is critical to unleashing the capacity that people and businesses now demand. The telecoms industry is seeing a fundamental shift in how it manages both its technology and business. Having the right IP solution is essential in order to transform the vision of the future into a reality.

Service providers must evolve rapidly to meet exacting customer expectations in an increasingly competitive environment. We have the software and services for them to deliver the next wave of innovation in communications and exceptional customer experience. Bhaskar Gorti, President IP Platforms

Alcatel-Lucent’s IP global reach and partnerships
IP networking solutions have been at the center of Alcatel-Lucent’s business; and this is a specialism in which they are leading the market. IP Routing, IP Transport and IP Platforms have all been at the forefront of their offer, which drives the company’s vision for cloud and Ultra-Broadband access.
MORE PARTNERSHIPS, MORE CUSTOMERS: CORE NETWORKING
Alcatel-Lucent has developed strong partnerships with many customers worldwide. The company’s contract wins in 2014 demonstrate its leadership in IP networking.
Alcatel-Lucent • IP Networking in 2014

Alcatel-Lucent has developed strong partnerships with many customers worldwide. View the company’s contract partnerships in 2014, showing our leadership in IP networking.

Americas Key Partnerships: USA

IP Platforms

Alcatel-Lucent will help support the expansion of Verizon’s LTE services to enable rich multimedia applications. Read More.

Americas Key Partnerships: USA

IP Routing

CenturyLink builds next-generation IP core network with Alcatel-Lucent to meet the growing data and video demands. The increased speed and capacity will ensure the operator has the needed IP networking flexibility and support to continue to grow and transform their network. Read More.

USA

IP Platforms

Signals Research Group study shows commercially deployed VoLTE service better than 3G and Internet calling services such as Skype™. Read More.

Brazil

IP Transport

Oi Brazil announces its plans to collaborate with Alcatel-Lucent to construct one of the largest Optical Transport Networks in Latin America. Read More.

Latin America

IP Transport

Alestra deploys the first network in Latin America with the capacity to reach speeds of 400 gigabits per second. Read More.

Europe Key Partnerships: France

IP Platforms

Alcatel-Lucent and Bouygues Telecom strengthen their partnerships in IP networks and fixed and mobile high-speed networks. The collaboration boasts three major projects: Deployment of a 4G LTE-based mobile network for its fixed IMS network core. The deployment of new SBC equipment ensuring security. A provision of IP equipment Core and Edge routers for the IP MPLS backbone used to transport all mobile traffic. Read More.

Europe Key Partnerships: France

IP Transport

Alcatel-Lucent’s agile IP-Optical solution transforms SFR’s ultra-broadband access network in France. The major upgrade of one of France’s leading telecommunication providers will meet the increasing demand for Ultra-Broadband access. Read More.

Europe Key Partnerships: Turkey

IP Platforms

Avea, Turkey’s youngest yet most innovative mobile service provider, has utilized the Motive ServiceView™ solution from Alcatel-Lucent to proactively eliminate potential mobile device management problems before they become a customer service issue. Read More.

France

IP Routing

OVH, the number one hosting provider in Europe, has selected Alcatel-Lucent’s Nuage Networks’ Software Defined Networking Solution to be deployed within and across its data centers in order to enable dedicated cloud services for their customers. Read More.

Spain

IP Transport

Alcatel-Lucent to develop 100G optical network for Telefonica Spain to address the ever-growing demand for network capacity. Read More.

Spain

IP Platforms

Co-innovation agreement between Alcatel-Lucent and Telefonica to focus on advancement of Network Functions Virtualization using the CloudBand NFV platform to speed adoption of network virtualization infrastructure. Read More.

Serbia

IP Platforms

Alcatel-Lucent technology driving reliability of Telekom Srbija Ultra-Broadband access to new video, data and business services. Read More.

Turkey

IP Routing

Türk Telekom, Turkey, has deployed Alcatel-Lucent’s 7950 Extensible Routing Platform (XRS) to meet surging data and video demand. Read More.

Turkey

IP Platforms

Turkey’s leading Internet access provider TTNET to use Alcatel-Lucent analytics solution in order to improve broadband and IPTV experience. Read More.

Sweden & Denmark

IP Platforms

Alcatel-Lucent is to deploy 4G LTE and IP networking solutions throughout Scandinavia for AINMT Holdings AB. Read More.

Finland

IP Routing

Alcatel-Lucent and Elisa, Finland’s leading provider of mobile and fixed broadband services, announced a significant network upgrade that will give Elisa the Ultra-Broadband capacity needed to meet the demands of next-generation bandwidth-hungry services and applications. Read More.

Norway

IP Platforms

Alcatel-Lucent’s Motive’s Network Analyzer and VDSL2 technology is helping Telenor to increase the performance of next-generation access networks to Telenor’s 500,000 broadband subscribers. Read More.

Germany

IP Routing

DE-CIX upgraded to Alcatel-Lucent’s powerful new 7950 XRS-40 routing systems to upgrade its flasgship Apollon Internet exchange in Frankfurt. Read More.

Asia Key Partnerships: China

IP Routing

China Telecom’s cloud arm chooses Nuage Networks SDN technology to enable public cloud services in China. Read More.

Asia Key Partnerships: South Korea

IP Platforms

A technical collaboration agreement with Korea Telecom will apply Alcatel-Lucent’s integrated NFV products to drive NFV adoption in South Korea. Read More.

Algeria

IP Transport

Alcatel-Lucent and Ooredoo Algeria deploy first 400G Ultra-Broadband mobile access network in Africa. Read More.

UAE

IP Platforms

Etisalat and Alcatel-Lucent signed a strategic partnership agreement to provide key technology, ranging from IP networks to Ultra-Broadband access. Read More.

China

IP Routing

China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile choose Alcatel-Lucent’s IP core router technology. Read More.

China

IP Platforms

China Mobile and Alcatel-Lucent demonstrate progress of mobile NFV development with voice and video demo via a cloud-based LTE network. Read More.

Taiwan

IP Platforms

To converge voice, video and data content, APT will use a new all-IP network from Alcatel-Lucent, becoming the first service provider in Taiwan to offer Voice over LTE VoLTE. Read More.

Japan

IP Routing

Alcatel-Lucent is deploying IP technology (7450 Ethernet Service Switch) to NTT DOCOMO to support demand for mobile backhaul in Japan. Read More.

Thailand

IP Routing

Thailand signed a four-year agreement for IP and optical network upgrade to provide speeds of 100G and beyond, across its businesses in key regions. Read More.

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IP Core Networking
Our Core Networking segment includes three business divisions: IP Routing, IP Transport and IP Platforms. In 2014, revenues in our Core Networking segment were €5,966 million, representing 45% of our total revenues.

“We have been partnering with some of the largest and most respected service providers and operators throughout the globe, and 2014 was a year that further demonstrated the strength of our positioning and understanding of the ever-evolving market.” Tim Krause, Chief Marketing Officer.

IP Routing: revenues were €2,368 million in 2014, representing 40% of segment revenues, #2 in IP Services Edge Routing. #2 in total routing (global) with 21% market share. 500,000> service router platforms shipped to over 650 service providers in 130 countries worldwide. 7950 XRS IP Core router registered 36 wins.

IP Transport: revenues were €2,114 million, representing 35% of segment revenues. #4 in total optical networking with 12% market share. Only vendor to ship 200G ports in 2014. 1830 platform registered 500+ customers. 22,500+ 100G ports in 215+ customer networks, from 70+ countries worldwide.

IP Platforms: revenues were €1,484 million, representing 25% of segment revenues. IMS market leader with 115 IMS customer projects. 11 contracts in IMS VoLTE market with #1 share of VoLTE licenses shipped. 600 Motive™ Customer Experience Management deployments worldwide. CloudBand™ NFV platform involved in 26 customer projects and largest NFV ecosystem with 58 members.

Header photo credit - Philippe Teuwen