alcatel-lucent-sponsored adr (ALU) Key Developments
Alcatel-Lucent Brings Dynamism of the Cloud with its New Network Services Platform
May 20 15
lcatel-Lucent is bringing the dynamism of the cloud to service provider IP and optical networks with its new SDN-based Network Services Platform (NSP). The industry's first fully unified approach to service automation and network control empowers service providers to deliver a simplified, on-demand, end-user experience. To thrive and quickly deliver high-quality network services in present cloud-driven environment, operators are faced with many challenges. Development and provisioning of services is a laborious, time-consuming process, and long-cycle, offline network engineering makes it difficult for service providers to prepare their networks to meet their customers' dynamic needs. On-demand services need to be delivered instantaneously with a real time understanding of the network. The Network Services Platform bridges the gap between service design, provisioning and network engineering for the first time, to allow operators to cost-efficiently define new services and activate them in real-time. Using purpose built SDN-based software that blends Alcatel-Lucent's expertise in service management as well as in the creation and management of large scale IP/MPLS routing and optical networks, it offers a unified approach to the automation and control of a broad range of services in carriers' IP/optical infrastructures. It also gives full visibility of the state of the network across all layers at all times, allowing automatic multi-layer service provisioning, to use the best available network resources as well as real-time network optimization.
Alcatel-Lucent and KT Sign Collaboration Agreement to Deliver 5G Mobile Networks of the Future
May 19 15
Alcatel-Lucent has signed a memorandum of understanding with KT under which the companies will collaborate to test technologies for the eventual introduction of 5G mobile networks and infrastructure capable of meeting the huge connectivity demands expected in the future. The collaboration will initially focus on Alcatel-Lucent's virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN) technology. At Mobile World Congress this year, Alcatel-Lucent demonstrated how its vRAN capability could help operators dynamically meet changing customer, market and environmental demands while enhancing network performance and lowering costs. The scope of the agreement includes the development and testing of mobile ultra-broadband access, network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN) technologies for 5G network architectures and interfaces as well as the driving of interworking and 3GPP standardization activities.
Alcatel-Lucent Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015
May 7 15
Alcatel-Lucent announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported revenues of EUR 3,235 million compared to EUR 2,963 million a year ago. Adjusted operating income was EUR 82 million compared to EUR 33 million a year ago. Reported net loss of EUR 72 million compared to EUR 73 million a year ago. Reported LPS diluted was EUR 0.03 compared to EUR 0.03 a year ago. Negative free cash flow was EUR 332 million compared to EUR 398 million a year ago. Access operating income was EUR 67 million or 3.8% of revenues, compared to an operating loss of EUR 37 million of 2.4% of revenues in the year-ago quarter, reflecting continuing strong contribution from Fixed Access and progress in Wireless and Managed Services. At March 31, 2015, the Group had net cash position of EUR 262 million, versus a net cash position of EUR 326 million at December 31, 2014. Adjusted net loss was EUR 68 million or EUR 0.02 per diluted share compared to EUR 65 million or EUR 0.02 per diluted share a year ago. Operating cash flow was EUR 46 million compared to operating cash outflow of EUR 17 million a year ago. Capital expenditures (incl. R&D cap.) were EUR 127 million compared to EUR 106 million a year ago.
Alcatel-Lucent Enables Windstream to Launch Its Next-Generation TV Service Kinetic in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
May 6 15
Alcatel-Lucent enabled Windstream to launch Kinetic - a next-generation television service offering innovative, high-quality IPTV services to 50,000 subscribers in Lincoln, Nebraska. Kinetic delivers a superior alternative to satellite and cable that offers an innovative experience and features they expect from their TV providers. As Windstream's chosen systems integrator, Alcatel-Lucent provided its Velocix content delivery network solution as well as consulting and professional services for network design, systems integration, deployment and commissioning of the entire Windstream IPTV delivery solution. With Kinetic, customers receive fast, high-quality, interactive television with features that include wireless set top boxes, whole home DVR, video on-demand and high definition instant channel change.
Alcatel-Lucent to Provide KPN with Rapport™ Communications Software for Mobile and Fixed Networks for any Device
May 6 15
Alcatel-Lucent has signed a five-year agreement with KPN to provide its new Rapport™ communications software, enabling the Dutch operator to simplify and consolidate a number of voice services, such as VoLTE, onto one platform. Rapport communications will play a key role in KPN's ability to create and deliver new applications and services, to any device, based on the software's built-in APIs. KPN will use Alcatel-Lucent Rapport to provide its consumer and business customers with voice and rich communication services, regardless of device or whether they are in a fixed or mobile environment. Rapport is based on a fully re-architected version of Alcatel-Lucent's IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) software, the foundation for the company's award-winning Voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology. It includes APIs that allow new web communication services to be added to the rich functionality of KPN's all-IP network. Alcatel-Lucent supports more than 69 commercial customer IMS deployments worldwide and is the communications core for next generation IP networks, including LTE and VoLTE.