Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

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ALE International SAS
32 Avenue Kleber, 92700 Colombes
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ALE International SAS, trading as Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, is a French software company headquartered in Colombes, France, providing communication equipment and services to telecommunications companies, ISPs and data providers.[1] Since March 2019, Nicolas Brunel has served as President of Alcatel-Lucent Entreprise.[2]



The company has origins in French telecommunications company Alcatel (acronym for the Société Alsacienne de Constructions Atomiques, de Télécommunications et d'Électronique), that formed as a result of a series of merges and acquisitions by Compagnie Générale d'Electricité (CGE) in the late '60s. However, the predecessors of the company have been a part of telecommunications industry since the late 19th century.[3]

In 2006, Alcatel-Lucent was formed by the merger of France-based Alcatel and U.S.-based Lucent Technologies, the latter being a successor of AT&T's Western Electric and Bell Labs.[4]

Spinoffs and mergers[edit]

[5][6] In 2016, Alcatel-Lucent was merged into Nokia Networks, while Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise continued as a separate enterprise.[7][8]

Technology and organization[edit]

The company develops infrastructure software for access networking, data centers, wireless networks, voice-over-IP, unified communications, contact centers, clouds, among others.[1][9] In 2019, ALE was the first vendor to release a certified Wi-Fi 6 outdoor access point.[10][11] In April 2021, it released two new Wi-Fi 6 certified access points based on Wi-Fi 6 standard for higher bandwidth and connectivity.[12] In May 2021, the company designed Rainbow Classroom, a cloud-based virtual classroom for educational institutions with the communication tools for remote group learning.[13][14]

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise is privately owned, with its main offices at 32 Avenue Kleber in Colombes, France. The company provides networking, communications and cloud infrastructure for telecommunications enterprises around the world.[15] The company operates its business through three main corporate divisions: Core Networking, Access and Other.[1]


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  9. ^ "Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise rolls out new communication platform for Deutscher Sparkassenverlag". Telecompaper.
  10. ^ "Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise debuts entry-level Wi-Fi 6 APs for SMBs". Wi-Fi Now. 12 April 2021.
  11. ^ "Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise debuts 'Stellar' Wi-Fi 6 featuring IoT, security". Wi-Fi Now. 21 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise sharpens its focus on Wi-Fi 6 market". ITP.Net.
  13. ^ "Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise's Rainbow Classroom solution built to meet e-learning needs". BackEndNews. 3 May 2021.
  14. ^ "Alcatel-Lucent enhances distance learning with cloud-based solution". BusinessMirror. 15 May 2021.
  15. ^ "Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Hosts First Global Virtual Conference for Partners". February 2021. Retrieved 1 February 2021.