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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.


Patent
Alcatel - Lucent | Date: 2015-10-23

Various exemplary embodiments relate to a method performed by a policy and charging rules node (PCRN), the method including: receiving a credit control request (CCR) message from a packet data network gateway (PGW) based upon a general radio packet service (GPRS) internet protocol connectivity access network (IP-CAN) session request; determining that no operator policy rule specifies an aggregate maximum bit rate (APN-AMBR) value; determining that the CCR message includes an APN-AMBR value; setting an APN-AMBR value for the GPRS IP-CAN session to an APN-AMBR value for a subscriber associated with the GPRS IP-CAN session; setting a GPRS IP-CAN session maximum bit rate download/upload (MBR DL/UL) value to the lowest of the subscriber APN-AMBR value and a subscriber MBR DL/UL value; and sending a credit control answer (CCA) message to the PGW with the selected APN-AMBR and MBR DL/UL values.


Embodiments of the claimed subject matter provide a method and apparatus for coordinating concurrent sector optimizations in a wireless communication system. One exemplary embodiment of the method includes determining neighbor relationships between sectors and constructing a precedence graph using the neighbor relationships to link neighboring sectors by a plurality of directed arcs to indicate relative precedence of the neighboring sectors. The exemplary embodiment the method also includes iteratively allocating one or more antenna resources of each of the sectors by selecting a subset of the sectors as master sectors, concurrently optimizing allocation of the antenna resource for each master sector and its associated slave sectors, and reversing precedence indicated by the directed arcs linked to each master sector following optimization of the allocation of the antenna resource(s).


Patent
Alcatel - Lucent | Date: 2015-12-15

Systems, methods, architectures and/or apparatus for implementing Multi-Segment Pseudo Wire (MS-PW) arrangements in an efficient and scalable manner.


A wireless communication technique provides mobility for a mobile station to communicate with an overlay network device, which is within a coverage area of an underlay network device, when the mobile station is within a coverage area of both devices. The overlay network device broadcasts at least two downlink channels. A cell code (e.g., a scrambling code or pseudo noise offset) of a first one of the downlink channels identifies an overlay network device exclusively. The mobile station can detect the first downlink channel responsive to an indication of the exclusive cell code from the underlay network device. A second one of the downlink channels allows for subsequent, ongoing communications between the mobile station and the overlay network device.


Patent
Alcatel - Lucent | Date: 2015-01-05

The present invention provides methods of managing interference in a wireless communication system. The methods may include receiving information indicative of a portion of an interfering signal received by a first wireless communication device, decoding the portion of the interfering signal, and providing at least one back-off instruction destined for a second wireless communication device based on the decoded portion of the interfering signal.

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