In terms of revenues, investment and local presence, Alcatel-Lucent has a major role in building and transforming Africa’s telecommunications networks for many world-class fixed and mobile operators in Africa, including but not limited to Airtel, Kenya Data Networks (KDN), Uganda Telecom, Orange, Etisalat Nigeria, Globacom (Nigeria and Ghana), MTN, Unitel Angola, Mcel Mozambique, TDM Mozambique, Vodacom, Telkom South Africa, Smile, Togo Cellulaire ,Tigo Millicom Ghana, Telesis Tanzania, Algerie Telecom, Maroc Telecom, Inwi Morocco, Tunisiana, Orascom Telecom along with many other international key players, regional and local service providers. Additionally, Alcatel-Lucent is also present in the Oil and Gas sector and with various governments – bringing advanced, affordable and convenient services to its customers across the region.
Does anyone know what percentage of ALU revenue and GM are derived from Africa?? My guess is very minor to irrelevant. Most African countries' GDP have just a fraction of Western countries. I was stationed in Nigeria for three years as investment and commercial banker. Business environment there is extremely difficult. Only a handful of companies can make money there.
Alcatel-Lucent shares references, successes, achievement and activities in Africa; as well as vision of African Market and broadband according to Daniel Jaeger, Vice-President of Alcatel-Lucent in Africa
Alcatel-Lucent has a very strong presence in Africa, connected to its global organization, leveraging central support and ensuring best practices, the company has dedicated teams with local knowledge and global expertise on the ground in most of Africa's countries , specialized in a wide array of technologies for both fixed and mobile communications including and not limited to 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE, Optics and IP, broadband access, VoIP, applications, managed and professional services as well as Enterprise solutions that deliver a competitive edge to businesses of all sizes.
These experts are working with customers, operators, governments, businesses and partners which form an efficient ecosystem to develop and introduce new technologies and solutions, to ensure growth and capture business opportunities - with the ultimate goal to bring Broadband to the people in Africa. Alcatel-Lucent's strong presence in African countries is a real asset for operators. Our company is ready to engage anywhere in Africa with the accurate expertise and at any level.
Alcatel-Lucent is present in most of the African continent, including but not limited to Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, Cameroon, Mali, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Angola, Madagascar, Mozambique and Zimbabwe..... The company brings an unmatched heritage of ideas and execution to the challenge of realizing the potential of a connected world.
In term of Research & Innovation, the innovation engine behind Alcatel-Lucent is its Bell Labs, the company's research arm, one of the world's foremost centers of research and innovation in communication technology. Alcatel-Lucent has more than 29,100 active patents, in which more than 2,600 have been obtained in 2011, and seven Nobel Prizes in Physics (shared by 13 scientists). Alcatel-Lucent was named one of MIT Technology Review's 2012 Top 50 list of the "World's Most Innovative Companies" for breakthroughs such as lightRadio, which cuts power consumption and operating costs on wireless networks while delivering lightning fast Internet access. Through such innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission - to guarantee our partners return on investment, while mastering network complexity and providing good customer experience.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Unfortunately, ALU currently has operations in 130 countries globally. This, despite the fact that Ben noted in the 2Q12 CC (might have been the 1Q12CC) THAT ALU DERIVES 96% OF ITS REVENUE FROM ONLY 60 COUNTRIES.
I am sure you can do the math....therefore, ALU DERIVES ONLY 4% OF ITS REVENUE FROM 70 COUNTRIES. Wow! That is not what I call efficient.
Management now apparently agrees with this view....as they intend (reportedly) to abandon various geographies to save money as part of the 2013 restructuring.