Alcatel to axe 10,000 jobs worldwide

Alcatel-Lucent aims to focus on high-growth areas and cut costs.

The product of a 2006 Franco-US merger aimed at creating a global giant, Alcatel-Lucent told a European Works Council meeting it intended to axe nearly a seventh of its employees

Wednesday, 9 October, 2013, 4:47am

New boss begins Alcatel make-over

Michel Combes is the third chief executive brought in to turn around struggling telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent. Photo: Reuters

Telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent plans to focus on networking products and high-speed broadband and will slim down with a billion euros in cost cuts by 2015 in a bid to reverse years of losses.

20 Jun 2013 - 8:56am

Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent take wireless battle to service level

Huawei uses the services business as a doorway to get into the hardware business. Photo: Bloomberg

Carriers coping with the explosion of data traffic and slowing consumer spending have turned to equipment vendors to reduce costs and improve network quality. That has boosted demand for services contracts, at a time when sluggish equipment spending has weighed on sales at infrastructure makers.

28 Feb 2013 - 5:02am

Alcatel-Lucent faces LG and Apple in patent trial

Apple is accused of copying compression technology. Photo: Reuters

Apple and LG Electronics infringed an Alcatel-Lucent unit's patents for electronic devices including phones and computers, a lawyer said at the start of a trial.

29 Nov 2012 - 3:46am

Avaya to extend mainland reach

Enterprise communications systems provider Avaya will pursue expansion activities on the mainland, nearly two years after it bought a key business unit of bankrupt rival Nortel Networks Corp.

'We aim to put more resources in the mainland,' said John Wang Yun, the managing director of Avaya Greater China.

8 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Firms seal deal on wireless technologies

Mainland telecommunications giant China Mobile and Alcatel-Lucent have signed a deal on joint research and development of advanced wireless-networking technologies. It includes further work on the energy and space-saving LightRadio technology that Paris-based Alcatel-Lucent created.

21 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

China, US sign US$10.6b deals

A Ministry of Commerce delegation sent to the United States to press for an end to protectionism in bilateral trade came away with 32 contracts worth US$10.6 billion.

29 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Huawei deploys 3.5G network in Middle East

Huawei Technologies, the mainland's leading telecommunications equipment maker, has completed deployment of what it claims is the largest High-Speed Packet Access - or 3.5G - cellular network in the Middle East and North Africa region for operator Emirates Telecommunications Corp (Etisalat). Financial terms were not given.

10 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

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'Developing good media relations', organised by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, will discuss how to build good media relations and good publicity.

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Speaker: Former CNN business news anchor, Farland Chang.


26 Feb 2005 - 12:00am


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6 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Gadgets & games

Alcatel One Touch 535: Alcatel's first mobile phone with a colour display continues the company's previous design that lets you play games by turning the phone sideways. There's even a multi-directional joystick. The dual-band 535 comes with a large 4,096-colour display, made all the more larger when viewed horizontally. ($1,680)

17 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Alcatel wins Shanghai contract

European telecoms equipment maker Alcatel has won a contract to expand China Mobile (Hong Kong)'s Shanghai network with enhanced data services capabilities.

19 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Lucent's payout lifts earnings at VTech

Profits at VTech Holdings increased 15-fold in the six months to September 30, helped largely by the settlement of a lawsuit with Lucent Technologies.

The maker of cordless phones and electronic-learning products yesterday said that net profits soared to US$50.1 million. The company earned US$3.3 million in the same period last year.

28 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

A beautiful mind

Engineering students are nerds - or so goes the folklore on campus. Meet their antithesis.

Quintina Leung Ching-man, a second-year information engineering student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, is bright, outgoing and bursting with energy.

A broad smile shines from her face, tanned from four months' intensive rowing training.

18 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Analysts see US$11.7m VTech profit

Consumer electronic goods maker VTech is expected on Wednesday to post a net profit of US$11.7 million for the year to March 31, according to analysts.

24 Jun 2002 - 12:00am