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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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Patent
Alcatel - Lucent | Date: 2016-09-27

Disclosed herein are various embodiments of an optical cross-connect switch in which optical beamforming is used to generate desired (e.g., technically beneficial) beam profiles at the beam-steering element of the switch. An example beam profile that can be generated in this manner is a substantially rectangular beam profile generated from an input optical beam having a substantially Gaussian beam profile. The use of rectangular beam profiles may be beneficial because such beam profiles can be used to increase the optical fill factor of the beam-steering element of the switch, thereby enabling the switch to have a higher number of optical ports and/or a lower cost per optical port than comparable conventional optical cross-connect switches. In an example embodiment, the disclosed optical cross-connect switch can be used to implement a wavelength-selective optical router.


A base station receives packets at a base station in a first network that operates according to a first radio access technology (RAT). The base station selectively routes a portion of the packets towards one or more second networks that operates according to one or more second RATs and transmits information indicating a number of packets in the portion of the packets. The gateway receives the information indicating the number of packets from the base station, determines charging information based on the information indicating the number of packets, and transmits the charging information to a charging entity in the first network.


Patent
Alcatel - Lucent | Date: 2016-11-01

A manner of providing redundancy protection for a data center network that is both reliable and low-cost. In a data center network where the data traffic between numerous access nodes and a network core layer via primary aggregation nodes, an optical network device such as and OLT (optical line terminal) is provided as a backup aggregation node for one or more of the primary aggregation nodes. When a communication path through a primary aggregation node fails, traffic is routed through the optical network device. In a preferred embodiment, a communication link is formed from a plurality of access nodes to a single port of the OLT or other optical network device via an optical splitter that combines upstream transmissions and distributes downstream transmissions. The upstream transmissions from the plurality of access nodes may occur according to an allocation schedule generated when the backup aggregation node is needed.


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.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: SGA-RIA | Phase: FETFLAGSHIP | Award Amount: 89.00M | Year: 2016

This project is the second in the series of EC-financed parts of the Graphene Flagship. The Graphene Flagship is a 10 year research and innovation endeavour with a total project cost of 1,000,000,000 euros, funded jointly by the European Commission and member states and associated countries. The first part of the Flagship was a 30-month Collaborative Project, Coordination and Support Action (CP-CSA) under the 7th framework program (2013-2016), while this and the following parts are implemented as Core Projects under the Horizon 2020 framework. The mission of the Graphene Flagship is to take graphene and related layered materials from a state of raw potential to a point where they can revolutionise multiple industries. This will bring a new dimension to future technology a faster, thinner, stronger, flexible, and broadband revolution. Our program will put Europe firmly at the heart of the process, with a manifold return on the EU investment, both in terms of technological innovation and economic growth. To realise this vision, we have brought together a larger European consortium with about 150 partners in 23 countries. The partners represent academia, research institutes and industries, which work closely together in 15 technical work packages and five supporting work packages covering the entire value chain from materials to components and systems. As time progresses, the centre of gravity of the Flagship moves towards applications, which is reflected in the increasing importance of the higher - system - levels of the value chain. In this first core project the main focus is on components and initial system level tasks. The first core project is divided into 4 divisions, which in turn comprise 3 to 5 work packages on related topics. A fifth, external division acts as a link to the parts of the Flagship that are funded by the member states and associated countries, or by other funding sources. This creates a collaborative framework for the entire Flagship.

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