Alcatel-Lucent History

The formation of Alcatel-Lucent in 2006 created the world’s first truly global communications solutions provider, with the most complete, end-to-end portfolio of solutions and services in the industry.

Alcatel-Lucent combined 2 entities — Alcatel and Lucent Technologies — which shared a common lineage dating back to 1986, the year Alcatel’s parent company, CGE (la Compagnie Générale d’Electricité), acquired ITT’s European telecom business. Nearly 60 years earlier, ITT had purchased most of AT&T’s manufacturing operations outside the United States. Lucent Technologies was spun off from AT&T.

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