By LAURENCE FROST
PARIS (AP) -- Alcatel's purchase of U.S. rival Lucent Technologies Inc. looks set to clear its highest remaining hurdle Thursday, when shareholders on both sides of the Atlantic vote on whether to go ahead with the $11 billion deal to create a new global force in telecoms equipment.
Both companies are likely to win their shareholders' blessing, analysts predict, with Alcatel investors swallowing their misgivings about the price of the all-stock deal - because the alternatives are worse.
"For Alcatel shareholders, there's more to lose than to gain by refusing the merger," said Odon de Laporte of CA Cheuvreux.
By LAURENCE FROST - Associated Press Writer story continues..
PARIS (AP) -- Alcatel SA and U.S. telecom equipment maker Lucent Technologies Inc.
By Paula Musich - December 12, 2005
Alcatel hopes to squeeze into the tight WAN router market with a new family of low-cost routers aimed at small and midsize enterprises.
As part of an Interop New York launch on Monday, Alcatel introduced four members of the OmniAccess 600 family, which was built to offer good performance and integrated security at a lower cost for the price-sensitive SME market.
The OmniAccess 600 routers reflect a trend toward lower T-1 line costs and demand for wire rate performance when higher level features such as Quality of Service and embedded firewall are running in the router, according to Anthony Alegrete, product line manager at Alcatel in Calabasas, Calif. eWeek
DECEMBER 09, 2005
PARIS and SEOUL -- Alcatel and KT today announced that they are working together to accelerate the adoption of the new Broadband Wireless solution known as mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e). Within the framework of this agreement, both companies have decided to establish a new center in Seoul that will serve as a venue for conducting interoperability tests of WiBro*/mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e) infrastructure with WiMAX-enabled devices and to showcase WiMAX technology. Both companies will also develop new mobile broadband applications that leverage the potential of mobile WiMAX for the worldwide market. Light Reading
OCTOBER 21, 2005
PARIS -- Alcatel today announced that it has signed a contract valued at approximately US 33 million dollars with the University of Victoria, Canada, to deploy an advanced submarine cable and data network for educational and oceanic research activities.
The contract is part of the NEPTUNE (North-east Pacific Time-series Undersea Network Experiments) project that will serve as a platform for real-time oceanic monitoring and scientific experiments. The contract was awarded together with Nautronix MariPro - the world leader in cabled undersea sensor systems, and Satlantic, a world leader in precision sensors and observing system technologies. Light Reading
SEPTEMBER 12, 2005
Continuing to stuff more features onto its 7750 Service Router, Alcatel is releasing software today that cranks up support for Layer 2 services (see Alcatel Upgrades Routers
The new features for the 7750 and the 5620 Services Availability Manager (SAM) reflect the persistence of older services. Carriers are keen on moving all customer traffic to a converged network based on Internet Protocol (IP) and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) but have always known the migration would be slow. In the past couple of years, it's become increasingly clear just how slow, prompting Layer 3 plays such as Alcatel's to show a little more love for Layer 2. Light Reading
15/06/2005 08:08:40 story continues..
Proxim, a producer of Wi-Fi and broadband wireless equipment, announced on Saturday that it has sold substantially all of its assets to Moseley Associates. Proxim has endured a steep decline in revenue and increases in deficits over the last four years, and the sale will be implemented through Proxim's filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
By Stephen Pounds story continues..
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Monday, April 18, 2005
BOCA RATON Andy Mattes isn't worried about any ill effects from the telecommunications downturn.
The 43-year-old chief executive of Siemens Communications Inc.
By Marguerite Reardon, CNET News.com - March 18, 2005
French telecommunications gear maker Alcatel next week plans to announce a reseller and joint development partnership with a new wireless Wi-Fi start-up, a source close to the deal said.
As early as next week, Alcatel will announce plans to resell wireless switches and access points from Aruba Wireless Networks under the Alcatel label, the source said. The two companies will also be working together to develop new products that can handle voice over Wi-Fi.
Alcatel, which has been reselling gear from Airespace since March 2004, started getting serious about finding a new partner after rival Cisco Systems announced in January that it was buying Airespace for $450 million.ZDNet
by teh Thursday 17-Mar-2005
US GIANT Hewlett-Packard Company has unveiled a unique 'virus throttling' solution that is shipped with HP's ProCurve range of networking products that are made for global consumption in Singapore. The program runs on the 5300 series of ProCurve switches and helps network managers detect and contain malicious worms. story continues..
XiNCOM announces a new price drop for all current models in the Twin WAN Series. All price drops are effective as of February 25, 2005. The new MSRP prices for all models are as follows:
XC-DPG502 - $229
XC-DPG503 - $299
XC-DPG602 - $589
XC-DPG603 - $799
Due to these significant price reductions, free shipping to VARs will no longer be included when purchasing direct from XiNCOM Sales (unless otherwise stated by contract). XiNCOM continues to provide robust and redundant networking solutions with competitive pricing for the SOHO and Small to Medium Businesses.
Posted on: 11/19/2004
Motorola has agreed to acquire MeshNetworks Inc., a privately held developer of mobile mesh networking and position location technologies that allow users to deploy IP-based wireless broadband networks.
Spotted @ Xchange
Sara Yirrell, Computer Reseller News 08 Nov 2004
Networking giant Alcatel has forged partnerships with two security vendors in a move that could eventually benefit all three vendor?s channel partners.
Alcatel will resell Sygate's Host Integrity Solution with its OmniSwitch virtual LAN (VLAN) capability to provide attack prevention, and promote Fortinet's FortiGate anti-virus firewalls as its preferred perimeter solution.
Paul Collins, network infrastructure manager UK and Ireland at Alcatel, said: "Firms are being hit by viruses day in and day out and the battle is no longer on the perimeter of the network.Computing
Alcatel SA is working on a new IP router and rumors abound that the vendor is aiming to challenge Cisco Systems Inc.'s CRS-1 in the network core.
The new router would be years off, but it would give Alcatel a core-router story beyond the 7750 from TiMetra, a box that's also sold for the multiservice edge
Alcatel officials declined to comment, but some new IP router was mentioned during Tuesday's Agere Systems Inc. conference call with analysts. During the call, Agere CEO John Dickson noted the company's enterprise and networking group had added five new ASIC customers during the year "including Alcatel, for custom IP router products."Light Reading
Mon Aug 30, 2004 - Carmen Nobel - Yahoo News
IT managers eager to hear more about forthcoming phones and services that will allow users to roam between Wi-Fi and cellular networks may be in for a long wait.
While Motorola Corp., Avaya Inc. and Proxim Corp recently announced
joint plan to offer enterprise users a converged wireless device and the infrastructure to support it by year's end, notably missing from the announcement were supporting carrier announcements.
While some carriers are offering separate Wi-Fi services, not one has announced a specific plan for corporate roaming services.
August 16, 2004 - By Marguerite Reardon
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Alcatel is focusing on security in an effort to gain a foothold in corporate switching, a market long dominated by Cisco Systems.
On Monday the 16th, the European telecommunications equipment maker announced the Automated Quarantine Engine, a new software product that applies a security policy to its enterprise switches, called OmniSwitches. The company also announced new relationships with endpoint security firm Sygate and Fortinet, a maker of Internet Protocol virtual private networks and firewalls.
Through these partnerships, Alcatel said it will be able to prevent and contain attacks on the network. CNet
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Proxim Corporation , a global leader in wireless networking equipment for Wi-Fi and broadband wireless, today announced that its strategic investors Warburg Pincus and BCP Capital have exchanged $49 million of the secured convertible promissory notes, including accrued but unpaid interest, into shares of Proxim's Series B convertible preferred stock, in accordance with the existing terms and conditions of the secured promissory notes. story continues..
Monday, July 19 @ 07:20:06 PDT
Intel Corporation and Proxim Corporation today announced a collaboration to develop and deliver WiMAX solutions for fixed and portable broadband wireless access.
From Proxim's press release:
The agreement includes the development of base station and subscriber unit access points that deliver fast wireless access for data, voice and video services.
WiMAX, known also as 802.16, is an emerging technology that allows long-range high-speed wireless Internet access, serving both dense metropolitan areas and rural or suburban communities.DesignTechnica
by Colin Gibbs
July 19, 2004 2:09 PM EST
Alcatel Corp. has reached an agreement to buy Swiss mobile application service provider MNC, the companies announced.
The acquisition will allow Alcatel to improve content delivery through multimedia messaging service, short message service, Java downloads and mobile video-based services, officials said, as well as opening Alcatel networks to hundreds of other content providers, enterprises and communities.RCR Wireless
PARIS -- Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) announced today that it has enhanced its support of the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), a global industry association comprised of more than 350 companies committed to driving open standards for interoperable services, from full member to that of sponsor member, thus becoming a member of OMAs Board of Directors.
On this occasion, Alcatel also announced that Gilbert Buty, standardization manager at Alcatel, has been elected as the chairman of OMAs Inter-Operability (IOP) Working Group. Read More Here