Lucent Technologies composed of what was formerly known as ATand;T Technologies, including Western Electric and Bell Labs and was spun off in 1996. In 2006, the company merged with its French counterpart Alcatel and began operating as a communication solutions provider under the name Alcatel Lucent on December 1, 2006. With the merger of Lucent and Alcatel, a new chapter began with the emergence of the worlds first truly global communications solutions provider offering the complete range of solutions and services in the industry. The company provides solutions to support the service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to their end-users. The company leads fixed, mobile and converged broadband access, carrier and enterprise IP technologies, applications, and services. The company has more than 79,000 employees with operations in over 130 countries.
Alcatel was formed and incorporated in France.
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