e, and adapts the transformation pace to the customer constraints. It transfers-back the operations ownership to the customer at the end of the contract, with options to license its intellectual property. Network Operations Services: The company provides an approach to network monitoring and surveillance by delivering basic network operations fault management service and problem resolution from its Global Network Operations Centers. Other Segment This segment consists of the enterprise division. Enterprise The company provides communications and network solutions for businesses of all sizes, serving approximately 500,000 customers worldwide. The Enterprise segment delivers solutions that enable businesses to deliver collaborative conversations across Application Fluent Networks, an intelligent network infrastructure capable of automatically adjusting resources. The company works with approximately 2,200 partners to meet the needs of customers and ensure success – from small to medium-sized business to large enterprises and public sector organizations to global companies. Disposal of LGS Innovations LLC In April 2014, the company announced that it formally signed and closed a definitive agreement for the sale of its subsidiary LGS Innovations LLC to a US-based company owned by a Madison Dearborn Partners-led investor group that includes CoVant. Marketing, Sales, and Distribution The company sells its products and services to telecommunications service providers worldwide through its direct sales force. In some countries, such as China, its direct sales force might operate in joint ventures with local partners and through indirect channels. Its enterprise communications products are sold through channel partners and distributors that are supported by its direct sales force. Intellectual Property In 2013, the company obtained approximately 3,000 patents worldwide, resulting in a portfolio of approximately 32,000 active patents and approximately 14,900 patent applications totaling approximately 47,000 issued and pending patents worldwide across a vast array of technologies. Seasonality The typical quarterly (year ended December 31, 2013) pattern in the company’s revenues – a weak first quarter, a strong fourth quarter and second and third quarter results that fall between those two extremes – generally reflects the traditional seasonal pattern of service providers’ capital expenditures. In 2013, its revenues were in-line with the typical seasonal pattern. This seasonality could differ depending on varying business trends in any given quarter. Competition The company’s competitors include Avaya; Cisco Systems; Ericsson; Fujitsu; Huawei; Nokia Solutions Networks (NSN); Samsung; ZTE; Adtran; Calix; Ciena; and Juniper. Significant Events In September 2014, JCDecaux SA and Alcatel-Lucent announce that they are joining forces in the development of connected street furniture. While the JCDecaux and Alcatel-Lucent teams have for years worked independently on connectivity, Alcatel-Lucent's tests have demonstrated the relevance of combining its small cells with the street furniture developed by JCDecaux to improve connectivity in the city. In September 2014, Accenture and Alcatel-Lucent have formed a strategic alliance to help communications service providers (CSPs) and large enterprises implement integrated ultra-broadband solutions to address the challenges of rising costs and increased data consumption caused by high demand from digital customers and applications. In October 2014, Alcatel-Lucent has opened a facility in Tokyo designed to give service providers and enterprise customers hands-on experience in the co-creation of new ultra-broadband and cloud-based services and applications. In October 2014, Alcatel-Lucent has signed a technical collaboration agreement with KT, to power the adoption of a Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)-based infrastructure. History The company was founded in 1898. It was incorporated in 1898. The company was formerly known as Alcatel, S.A. and changed its name to Alcatel-Lucent in 2006.
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