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2011-02-28 14:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that they are helping Switzerland's leading transportation company, Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB), improve on-time arrivals and increase customer satisfaction to safely and efficiently transport 900,000 passengers and more than 220,000 tons of cargo each day. SBB, one of the most efficient railways in Europe, can find and repair over 50 percent of the typical...

2011-02-28 08:15:00

NEW YORK and PARIS, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent and PowerTrunk Inc. have successfully completed a trial of a TETRA/LMR (Terrestrial Trunked Radio/Land Mobile Radio) network with NJ TRANSIT in Newark, New Jersey. This is the first TETRA trial in the United States and demonstrates the multiple features and functionality of TETRA technology, as well as the strength of specialized TETRA-enabled applications. TETRA is a digital trunked mobile radio standard developed by the...

2011-02-22 07:00:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Axial Exchange In brief: Delivering high quality care while maintaining costs often hinges on the ability of physicians from separate specialties and physical locations to communicate. This can be especially true when patients visit a hospital or emergency department and rely on information flow between the hospital-based providers and their primary care physicians for a coordinated treatment plan. Without a continuity of care across...

2011-02-14 01:15:00

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the world's first-ever public demonstrations of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) using a pre-commercial handset can be experienced this week at Mobile World Congress. The demo marks a major milestone in the evolution of the LTE ecosystem and takes VoLTE from an idea to a reality. Alcatel-Lucent is providing an advanced IMS- and 4G-LTE based network that will support actual VoLTE calls being made to and from the Verizon Wireless, GSM Association...

2011-02-07 06:12:00

PARIS and LONDON, February 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - lightRadio(TM) - Solving Network Gridlock and Universal High-Speed Coverage The looming global gridlock in mobile communications promises to be averted following the launch today of pioneering technology which will remove the bottlenecks constraining mobile networks and help deliver universal broadband coverage. Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), the leading network technology group, has joined...

2010-12-06 08:10:00

PARIS, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has been awarded a five-year contract to help develop and deploy Sprint's new Network Vision, a blueprint for a cost-effective, innovative network plan to further enhance voice quality and data speeds for customers across the United States. Through Network Vision, Sprint will consolidate multiple networks into one seamless infrastructure by implementing multi-mode technology to enhance service --...

2010-11-16 14:27:00

PARIS, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent's (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) leadership in Long Term Evolution (LTE) was recognized by Informa Telecoms and Media, organizers of the LTE world series at the LTE North America 2010 Awards in Dallas with awards in three categories. The company was honored for its work in helping wireless service providers roll out LTE service, for introducing the best network/device testing product of the year, and for the work it is doing to make the...

2010-11-09 08:15:00

HOUSTON and PARIS, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tapping into a major opportunity to expand and enhance offshore communications for the oil and gas industry, Stratos Global and Alcatel-Lucent are working together to boost IP connectivity between oil rigs, platforms and offshore vessels in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). Bringing IP/MPLS to the Stratos backbone network will be the first deployment of its kind in the GoM. Stratos is the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site...

2010-11-03 07:30:00

MURRAY HILL, N.J., SAN JOSE, Calif. and VALHALLA, N.Y., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1954, Bell Labs pioneered the development of solar power technology, creating solar panels able to support the telephone service of American farmers living off the electricity grid. Today, more than 50 years later, Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) - in conjunction with SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) and ConEdison Development (CED) - announced that a 1.2-megawatt ground-mounted solar power system will...

2010-10-22 13:45:48

Increasingly important problem for networks examined at Frontiers in Optics Meeting A team of scientists at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs have examined the energy consumption trends of communications equipment in use today and determined that gains in energy efficiency are not keeping pace with traffic growth. One consequence is that energy is going to become an increasingly important problem for communication networks. In one unabated, business-as-usual scenario, the scientists estimate that...


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