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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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Alcatel - Lucent | Date: 2017-05-24

It is disclosed a method for providing a point-to-point full duplex communication on a link comprising a first unidirectional connection adapted for transmission of data in a first frequency channel and a second unidirectional connection adapted for reception of data in a second frequency channel. The method comprises switching transmission of data over the first unidirectional connection from the first frequency channel to a third frequency channel different from the first frequency channel, wherein the third frequency channel is selected substantially independently of the second frequency channel. Also disclosed are corresponding apparatus and mobile communication system.


Patent
Alcatel - Lucent | Date: 2017-05-24

The phase shifter comprises:- a transmission line (SAML1) wherein the inner conductor (IC) has a flat shape,- a phase tuning plate (PTP) that can be moved,- an insulating substrate (IS),- and a ground plane (GP). The ground plane (GP) is a continuous plane. The inner conductor (IC) of the transmission line (SAML1) comprises at least one series of slots (S1) creating a predetermined maximal phase shift. The phase tuning plate (PTP) can be moved for modifying the coupling of the phase tuning plate (PTP) and of the at least one series of slots (S1) so that the phase shift created by the least one slot array is reduced as a function of the position of the phase tuning plate (PTP) with respect to the slot array (S1).


An apparatus and a method for operating an oscillation blade device and system comprising the apparatus are disclosed. A power source is configured to apply a first alternating electric excitation signal to the oscillation blade device at a first excitation frequency causing a blade of the oscillation blade device to oscillate at a first oscillation frequency. A current detector is configured to measure amplitude values of the current supplied by the power source to the oscillation blade device. A processor is configured to assess a plurality of successive peak values of said measured amplitudes, determine a second oscillation frequency for the blade if variation in the successive peak values is detected and send a command to the power source to apply a second alternating electric excitation signal to the oscillation blade device at a second excitation frequency which matches the determined second oscillation frequency.


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.


An apparatus includes an optical spatial-mode multiplexer having a plurality of optical inputs and an optical output and an optical spatial-mode filter end-connected to the optical output of the optical spatial-mode multiplexer. The optical spatial-mode filter is configured to end-connect to a multimode optical fiber having a set of optical propagation modes and is configured to pass the optical modes of the set whose velocities in the multimode optical fiber are within a selected range and to block remaining ones of the optical modes of the set.


Patent
Alcatel - Lucent | Date: 2017-02-01

Techniques are provided for anonymizing streamed data. In various embodiments data are anonymized by receiving a data element (pi, si) of a data stream, where Pi comprises an identifying portion and si, comprises associated sensitive information; assigning the identifying portion, pi, to a region Si, of a partitioned space S; encrypting the associated sensitive information si, as e{si); and storing the encrypted associated sensitive information e(si) in a list associated with the assigned region Si,. Optionally a permutation function randomizes the order that regions S1 S2,...., St in the partitioned space S are stored so that an adversary cannot obtain information by observing the data being stored in particular regions. The regions S1, S2,..., St have corresponding center points C1, C2, Ct, and a nearest center Ci, to pi is optionally determined. The encrypted associated sensitive information e(si) may be stored in a list associated with the nearest center Ci.


Patent
Alcatel - Lucent | Date: 2017-03-08

According to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method for serving a roaming mobile terminal in an HLR of a mobile communication system, wherein the method comprises steps of: a. determining location information of the mobile terminal based on a location update request of the mobile terminal as provided by an MSC of a country or region where the mobile terminal is located; b. when determining, based on location information of the mobile terminal, that the mobile terminal is in roaming and located in a predetermined roaming country or predetermined roaming region, generating a first Original-CSI of the mobile terminal, wherein a predetermined address entry in the first Original-CSI includes address information of an ARP proxy engine; c. transmitting the first Original-CSI to the MSC. According to the solution of the present invention, the user may simultaneously enjoy roaming services provided by its home service provider and the non-home service provider without changing the SIM card during roaming; besides, the user may select a service provider providing a roaming service at a lower price from among a plurality of service providers, thereby reducing the users roaming charge.


Patent
Alcatel - Lucent | Date: 2017-03-29

A network device within a data communication network includes a plurality of network interfaces, each programmed with a respective set of Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) routing entries for correlating network addresses with physical addresses. Each network interface is further programmed with an additional respective set of Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routing entries for correlating other network addresses with designated network interfaces to enable traffic matching one of the LPM routing entries to be forwarded to the appropriate designated network interface within the network device.


The present invention provides a device and method for performing device-to-device broadcast communication in a wireless communication network, wherein the method comprises the steps of: obtaining a row except a 1st row for device-to-device broadcast in a Walsh matrix; performing device-to-device broadcast based on a transmission pattern determined by the obtained row, wherein the transmission pattern is: performing the following operations based on each element in the row sequentially: when the element is a first value, performing broadcast transmission of a same data packet; when the element is a second value, performing broadcast reception. Compared with the prior art, the present invention overcomes semi-duplexing limitation and reduces in-band emission, thereby achieves a better system performance.


An embodiment of the invention is a Policy Enforcement Function such as PCEF or TDF, configured to:- receive from a Policy Controller such as PCRF, over an interface such as Gx or Sd interface, a command related to a User Equipment UE, said command referring to a Sponsoring Context Identifier, Sponsoring Context ID, said Sponsoring Context ID serving as an identifier of a Sponsoring Context to be applied to application-related data traffic to be sponsored for said UE, said Sponsoring Context providing a list of data flows to be sponsored.

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