Alcatel sells equipment for mobile and fixed voice communication networks, data networks and television and video delivery.
Alcatel SA was a global company, headquartered in France that provided hardware, software and services to telecommunications service providers and enterprises. Alcatel sells equipment for mobile and fixed voice communication networks, data networks and television and video delivery. Moreover it features a Transport Solutions Division that sells railway signalling equipment and Automatic Train Protection systems for urban and mainline railways. Alcatel became Alcatel-Lucent after its merge with Lucent Technogies on December 1st, 2006. It was mostly well known for its ADSL multiplexers, used for high-speed Internet access, and had over one-third of the world DSLAM market in 2005. It has a partnership with Microsoft as of 2004 to provide IPTV services via its TPSDA (Triple Play Services Delivery Architecture) over DSL and using its 7x50 VPLS/MPLS routers and switches to service providers such as AT&T in the United States.