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Alcatel-Lucent is a French global telecommunications equipment company, headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. The company focuses on fixed, mobile, and converged networking hardware, IP technologies, software, and services. Alcatel-Lucent has operations in more than 130 countries. Alcatel-Lucent has been named Industry Group Leader for Technology Hardware & Equipment sector in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices review and listed in the 2014 Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators for the 4th year in a row.Alcatel-Lucent's chief executive officer is Michel Combes and the non-executive chairman of the board is Philippe Camus. Camus joined the company in the third quarter of 2008, alongside Ben Verwaayen as CEO, after Alcatel-Lucent's first CEO Patricia Russo and first chairman Serge Tchuruk resigned. For 2010, the company posted revenues of €15.996 billion and a reported net loss of €334 million. For 2011, the company posted revenues of €15.068 billion and a reported profit of €1.095 billion. For 2012, the company posted revenues of €14.446 billion and a reported loss of €1.374 billion. After seven consecutive years of negative cash flows, in October 2013 the company announced plans to slash 10,000 employees, or 14% of the total current 72,000 workforce, as a part of a €1 billion cost reduction effort.In June 2013, Michel Combes announced « The Shift Plan », a three-year plan including portfolio refocusing on IP networking, ultra-broadband access and cloud; Euro 1 billion in cost savings; selective asset sales intended to generate at least Euro 1 billion over the period of the plan and the reprofiling the Group’s debt. On October 1, 2014, Alcatel-Lucent announced that it had closed the sale of its subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise to China Huaxin Post & Telecommunication Economy Development Center.Alcatel-Lucent holds Bell Laboratories, one of the largest research and development facilities in the communications industry. Bell Labs employees have been awarded eight Nobel Prizes and the company holds over 29,000 patents. Wikipedia.

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The invention discloses a method, at a primary e NB, of measurement enhancement on a turned-off small cell for dual connectivity, the method including: obtaining OFF-status information of the turned-off small cell from a secondary e NB; transmitting the OFF-status information to a UE; receiving a measurement report transmitted from the UE about the turned-off small cell; deciding to configure the UE with the dual connectivity; transmitting a request to the secondary e NB to set up the dual connectivity; and receiving an acknowledgement command of the secondary e NB, wherein when the acknowledgement command includes an acknowledgement of the secondary e NB for accepting setting up of the dual connectivity, the method further includes: transmitting RRC connection reconfiguration information to the UE, so that the UE accesses the secondary e NB and sets up the dual connectivity according to the reconfiguration information.


It is proposed a primary radio communications device (T1; T2), especially a terminal, for a radio communications network (2), the primary radio communications device (T1; T2) is configured to: determine (100; 200) a primary preamble sequence (ps1; ps1a; ps1b) with a first sequence property; determine (102; 202) a secondary preamble sequence (ps2; ps2a; ps2b) with a second sequence property being different from the first sequence property; and transmit (104; 204) a preamble (p; pa; pb) comprising the primary preamble sequence (ps1; ps1a; ps1b) and the secondary preamble sequence (ps2; ps2a; ps2b) to a secondary radio communications device (BS), especially a base station.


Apparatus forming an optical pass band filter and method to realize this apparatus. The apparatus comprises a substrate having a planar surface and first (201), second (202), and third (202) optical waveguide segments located along the planar surface and first (204) and second (205) optical reflectors being respectively located in the vicinity of first and second ends of the first optical waveguide segment (201). Within this apparatus, a portion (206) of the second optical waveguide segment (202) is arranged to be optically coupled with a portion of the first optical waveguide segment (201) and a portion (207) of the third optical waveguide segment (203) is arranged to be optically coupled with another portion of the first optical waveguide segment (201).


Patent
Alcatel - Lucent | Date: 2017-09-27

A method of transmitting an indication of user equipment uplink buffer status in a wireless communications network in which user equipment is configured to communicate with one or more base stations using dual connectivity techniques, a computer program product and user equipment operable to perform that method. The method comprises: receiving an indication of a dual connectivity configuration to be used by the user equipment for uplink transmission; structuring an uplink buffer status report to group uplink buffer status by one or more scheduler to be used by the user equipment according to the received indication of a dual connectivity configuration; and transmitting the structured uplink buffer status report to the one or more base stations. Aspects and embodiments provide a method for providing buffer status reports in a network offering dual connectivity functionality according to which user equipment is served by multiple independent schedulers which may be connected via a non-ideal backhaul link.


It is proposed a first radio communications device (T), especially a terminal, for a radio communications network being configured to: determine (100) a high priority access mode to perform a prioritized transmission of payload (P) to a second radio communications device (BS), especially a base station; perform a high priority access attempt to the second radio communications device (BS) while the first radio communications device (T) is operating in the high priority access mode, wherein performing (102) the high priority access attempt comprises: determining a set of different preambles (pre1, preN), and transmitting (106) to the second radio communications device (BS) the set of different preambles (pre1, preN) simultaneously via a primary radio resource (rr1), especially a primary uplink radio resource; and transmit (108) the payload (P) via at least one secondary radio resource (rr2), especially a secondary uplink radio resource.


A method and corresponding devices for wireless data transmission the method comprising:configuring at least one first high-band radio access point (131, 132, 133) of a plurality of predetermined high-band radio access points for wireless data transmission to a user equipment (140),transmitting data addressed to said user equipment (140) via said at least one first high-band radio access point (131, 132, 133),selecting at least one second high-band radio access point (131, 132, 133) other than said at least one first high-band radio access point (131, 132, 133) from the plurality of predetermined high-band radio access points,configuring said at least one second high-band radio access point (131, 132, 133) to hold available information about said user equipment (140) during data transmission between said user equipment (140) and said at least one first high-band radio access point (131, 132, 133).


Patent
Alcatel - Lucent | Date: 2017-09-27

A method for authenticating a mobile device is provided. The method includes receiving a communication request from the mobile device. The mobile device is operable to exchange data over a primary channel. Authentication data is received from the mobile device over a second channel. The secondary channel is a short-range channel operable for exchanging data when the mobile device is within physical proximity. The authentication data is processed to determine whether the mobile device is a trusted device.


Patent
Alcatel - Lucent | Date: 2017-09-27

A method for authenticating a mobile device is provided. The method includes receiving a communication request from the mobile device. The mobile device is operable to exchange data over a primary channel. Authentication data is received from the mobile device over a second channel. The secondary channel is a short-range channel operable for exchanging data when the mobile device is within physical proximity. The authentication data is processed to determine whether the mobile device is a trusted device.


Patent
Alcatel - Lucent | Date: 2017-09-27

The invention concerns a method for migration of a virtual network function (1), VNF, from a source node (2) to a destination node (3). The method comprises receiving by the destination node (3) a snapshot of a state of the virtual network function (1) implemented by the source node (2) and receiving (9) by the destination node (3) state update elements encoding (17) a change of the state of the virtual network function (1) implemented by the source node (2) caused by processing of one or more data packets (5) received by the source node (2) since the snapshot. The invention concerns further the source node (2), the destination node (3) and a software program product adapted to implement the method.


Patent
Alcatel - Lucent | Date: 2017-09-27

Embodiments relate to a search device (1) for executing a multidimensional search query on a database including a plurality of multidimensional data elements, a multidimensional data element being specified by an identifier and a plurality of fields, said device comprising at least one search controller (2) and a plurality of memory units (3) interconnected by a network (4) comprising a plurality of networking nodes (5),wherein the search controller (2) is configured for sending a multicast search packet (11) on the network (4), wherein the multicast search packet (11) specifies a plurality of destination memory units and at least one search criteria.

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