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thibo5 22 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 30, 2014 11:47 AM Member since: Jun 15, 2012
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  • Very strange the timing of the meeting....a possible asset sale anouncement could be in place ???
    CAC 40 down Alu up a good sign for tommorow's earnings....
    wish you all GL Longs for tomorrow...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Field trial carried out on Apollo South system connecting France to the US achieved capacity of 7.2Tbit/s per fiber pair - equivalent to ninefold increase compared to system’s original design

    Paris, July 29, 2014

    Apollo and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) have successfully completed a field trial on the existing Apollo South system, which connects France to the United States, achieving the transmission of 7.2 terabits-per-second (Tbit/s) of data per fiber pair, based on 100 gigabit-per-second (Gbit/s) technology.

    Made possible by Alcatel-Lucent’s advanced optical coherent technology, the field trial demonstrated a ninefold increase in the system’s original design capability, setting a new capacity record for an upgrade project. The trial follows the recent announcement of the upgrade completion on both Apollo North, which connects the UK to the US, and Apollo South, with both systems now carrying multiple 100Gbit/s of in-service traffic.

    For the demonstration, the Alcatel-Lucent 1620 Light Manager submarine line terminal made use of innovative detection techniques and advanced error correcting coding in combination with proprietary modulation and pulse shaping schemes to counteract the signal distortions and noise that impact high speed, long-distance transmission performance.

    The system was tested fully loaded with 80 wavelengths modulated at 100Gbit/s across the fully spectrum, utilizing a flexible modulation scheme to match transmission format to line performance for vital additional capacity, error-free across the bandwidth.

    Richard Elliot, Managing Director of Apollo said: “Fully loading all bands on Apollo South was a substantial undertaking which Alcatel-Lucent completed with a minimum of fuss and no customer disruption. Proving the current maximum capacity of 7.2Tbit/s per fibre pair has clarified what we expected to be the case, that Apollo could carry around four times the current entire Atlantic traffic in use today on all cables.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Award-winning cloud-based DVR technology enables personal online recording and innovative TV features

    Paris, July 28, 2014

    Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Telefónica have enabled a new cloud-based TV feature for Telefónica’s pay TV service, Movistar TV.

    Using Alcatel-Lucent’s award-winning Cloud DVR solution, Movistar subscribers now have access to up to 350 hours of personal online recording through their set-top boxes with a service that allows simultaneous use of all channels. An innovative ‘mosaic’ TV feature for major sporting events also allows customers to select between six different streams of the live action.

    Key Facts:

    Telefónica was among the first service providers in Spain to launch a pay TV offering in 2001 and now reaches nearly one million subscribers.
    Alcatel-Lucent is providing its Cloud DVR solution, enabling new pay TV features and multi-screen online recordings which give Telefónica a clearly differentiated offer in the Spanish marketplace. These features include:
    Personal online recording, launched commercially in February 2014, provides each Movistar customer with unlimited simultaneous channel recording and up to 350 hours of network DVR storage.
    Mosaic, launched in March 2014, is an interactive service for major sporting events which uses Alcatel-Lucent’s 5910 Video Services Appliance to enable customers to switch instantly between six different streams of the live action.

    Alcatel-Lucent is also supporting Telefónica in its fiber-to-the-home deployments as part of the Movistar Fusión service.
    Alcatel-Lucent’s deployment with Telefónica and Movistar in Spain underlines the company’s specialist focus on IP networking, cloud and ultra-broadband technologies. With video the predominant traffic in any IP-based network infrastructure, Alcatel-Lucent’s unique understanding and expertise is enabling customers like Telefónica to unlock revenue potential from new services by adding intellige

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Claro subsidiary to provide access to new services subscribers demand

    Paris, July 09, 2014

    America Movil, the world’s third largest wireless service provider, has selected Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) to rollout a 4G LTE network in the Dominican Republic.

    Alcatel-Lucent is supplying the America Movil subsidiary Claro Dominican Republic with its 4G LTE network overlay solution, enabling faster deployment of ultra-broadband mobile access services including high-definition video and video-on-demand, 10 times-faster high-speed navigation, high definition videoconferencing and online gaming.

    The new 4G LTE overlay network, the latest stage in America Movil’s Latin American 4G rollout, will cover most of the Dominican Republic’s territory and serve up to 80% of its population.

    The first stage of the deployment, which is already operational, includes coverage of the major cities in the country.

    Key Facts:



    Deployment of Alcatel-Lucent’s 4G LTE overlay solution includes Alcatel-Lucent’s LTE Radio Access Network, 9471 Wireless Mobility Manager, and the 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM).
    The network is part of America Movil’s 4G LTE Latin American rollout, which began with Claro Puerto Rico in 2012.
    Earlier this year Alcatel-Lucent and America Movil announced an end-to-end 4G LTE overlay deployment with Claro Uruguay.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • thibo5 thibo5 Jul 7, 2014 2:38 PM Flag

    most probably the earnings will beat estimates Sam...and technically this would implement the breaktrough of alu's stockprice into the 3th wave of elliot (the most powerfull wave)

  • New network backbone provides fast data speeds to wireless and fixed network customers via submarine cables at 100 Gbps; UNE currently using to stream video of world soccer event.

    Paris, France and Medellin, Colombia, July 07, 2014

    Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Colombia’s UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones have launched the country’s first 100 gigabit-per-second network to meet increasing demand for ultra-broadband access from both mobile and fixed-line customers in urban areas. It is now delivering streaming video traffic from the world soccer event, via Internet, to UNE’s customers.

    UNE is using the Alcatel-Lucent 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) platform as part of a network transformation aimed at addressing the growing demand for Broadband Internet in Colombia. This project is aligned with the national government’s goals to close the digital divide, and its implementation supports Internet growth in the country.

    The DWDM/OTN network includes the main fiber rings in Colombia’s national backbone network to connect submarine landing points in Cartagena, Barranquilla and Tolu with the main capital cities including Bogota, Medellin, Bucaramanga, Cucuta, Cali, Ibague, Neiva and Popayan.

    Key Facts:
    ◦Alcatel-Lucent is supplying UNE with its 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) product family, supporting 100G and offering exceptional capacity and speed when transporting very large amounts of data over long distances, while simplifying operations and reducing costs.
    ◦The network deployment has been divided in phases: the first phase was deployed in December of 2013 and the second and third phases were completed in June 2014. It is now delivering streaming traffic from the world soccer event, via Internet, to UNE’s customers.
    ◦The network has 8.8 Tbit/s of capacity meaning that it will be able to transport the enormous projected demands of Colombian individuals and businesses for Internet access, 4G LTE connectivity, TV services, data center connectivity, as well as the addition of new services, for the foreseeable future.
    ◦64 percent of Colombians currently have Internet access, with a quarter of those people accessing it through mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.
    ◦The Colombia’s government goal, with the Vive Digital Plan, is to achieve 8.8 million Internet connections in 2014 and it has now reached over 6.6 million. This means that Internet connectivity growth in the country has grown by 200 per cent.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    424,757,000 euros of debt cleaning up by repurchase

    by thibo5 Jun 24, 2014 3:16 AM
    thibo5 thibo5 Jun 24, 2014 2:28 PM Flag

    they also expect that the enterprice deal will be closed on the 4th of July so additional cash will be entering into the company...

  • Alcatel-Lucent continues to clean its balance sheet by launching a tender offer to repurchase some of its shares in bond debt outstanding for an aggregate amount of 424,757,000 euros. These are bonds XS0564563921 8.5% maturing in 2016. Objective of the offer is to actively manage future debt maturities of the Company and its overall debt profile. Bonds purchased will be canceled. The purchase price is set at 111.75%.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • thibo5 thibo5 Jun 17, 2014 5:48 AM Flag

    Don't underestimate this...there are a lot of vehicles around...means a lot of $$$$$$

  • Context-Aware Video Streaming technology enables sixfold improvement in quality for car and public transport passengers without using up network capacity

    Paris, June 17, 2014

    Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), and net mobile AG (net-m), a leading provider of mobile value-added services and payment solutions, have reduced the probability of poor video streaming quality on the move with a new technology that can deliver a six-fold improvement over today’s streaming levels - without consuming any extra network capacity.

    The new technology – Context-Aware Video Streaming - is based on Bell Labs’ Context-Aware Radio Access (CARA) solution. This makes smart use of location-based information, including road and network coverage maps and radio performance data, to deliver algorithms that predict upcoming network performance. Based on this prediction, more seconds of the video are downloaded to the consumer’s device in areas of good coverage before the vehicle enters a poor coverage area. This results in a dramatic reduction in video stalling and the quality of experience is greatly improved for the consumer.

    The gains in quality were measured during test drives across Düsseldorf in Germany over a conventional mobile network. The routes consisted of highways, tunnels and other typical areas for consumers travelling through the city in a car or public transport vehicle. A video shows the difference in quality of video streaming on-the-road between two devices, one with context-aware technology and one without.

    Dieter Plassmann, CTO of net mobile AG said: “The improvement of streaming quality while on-the-go is a major challenge for all stakeholders in the mobile industry, including network operators, equipment vendors, content as well as service providers. And it makes me very proud that our joint research with Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs already bears fruits and moves us ahead of other stakeholders in providing a seamless video streaming user experience on all screens, anywhere and any time, always in best quality.”

    Tod Sizer, head of wireless research at Bell Labs said: “We live in a world that is increasingly dependent on mobile devices. We need to find new and creative ways to deliver video content no matter where we travel. This collaboration yielded some promising results that we hope to improve and continue to explore as we work on the next generation of networks.”

    About Bell Labs Context-Aware Radio Access (CARA)
    CARA enables high service quality in areas that lack coverage or capacity. This is particularly useful as users travel in vehicles quickly between one radio cell to another, in areas of high-congestion or in poor coverage areas such as tunnels or narrow streets.

    The demand for video on-the-move continues to grow dramatically among consumers and businesses. As a result, Bell Labs is focused on developing video optimization solutions for wireless networks, such as the LTE evolved Multimedia broadcast Multicast (eMBMS) technology, and is continuing this research for 5G wireless networks. Context-Aware Video Streaming is being integrated into net-mobile AG’s streaming service for a public trial starting in the Summer.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    HSBC upgrade

    by thibo5 Jun 10, 2014 4:17 AM
    thibo5 thibo5 Jun 10, 2014 4:54 AM Flag

    no problem...as long as the upgrades follow who posts is not important :-)

  • thibo5 by thibo5 Jun 10, 2014 4:17 AM Flag

    HSBC upgrade from underweight to neutral new price target 3.1 Euro

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • thibo5 thibo5 Jun 10, 2014 4:10 AM Flag

    true the next generation small cells who is expected to be introduced in the summer will even be more impressive with the partnership of Qualcomm

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Small cells critical to TDC’s provision of enhanced ultra-broadband coverage and services

    Paris, June 10, 2014

    Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and TDC, Denmark’s largest telecommunications company, today announced the deployment of Alcatel-Lucent’s small cell solution to address the increased need for coverage and capacity.

    As part of their rollout strategy, TDC will deploy the small cells in two phases – the first, in 2014, to expand coverage to its VIP Enterprise customers, and the second, beginning in 2015, deploying small cells directly in the homes of customers requiring enhanced service.

    Small cells enable TDC to offer a greater scale of ultra-broadband access and services, such as advanced multimedia applications, being deployable quickly, at a lower cost, with lower energy consumption. Furthermore, with Denmark one of the world’s most environmentally conscious nations, the unobtrusive design – compared to traditional cell towers – of Alcatel-Lucent’s small cells devices will contribute to a green and sustainable society and considerations for preserving architecural tradition.

    Key Facts:

    TDC is deploying small cells to improve the customer experience for their enterprise customers by enhancing localized capacity and coverage particularly in office buildings where access is often blocked by buildings and other environmental elements.
    Phase one of TDC’s Femto VIP access for enterprises will be deployed in 2014. Phase two for individual customers will be start in 2015.
    Alcatel-Lucent is supplying its 9362 Enterprise Cell and the 9366 Small Cell Gateway to support coverage and capacity demands of TDC’s enterprise customers. The 9361 Home Cell will also be deployed for residential consumer use.
    TDC’s deployment of Alcatel-Lucent’s small cells solution is a primary example of an industry transformation in network architecture that will include large scale integration of small cells as part of a ‘heterogeneous network’.
    Alcatel-Lucent’s small cell portfolio has over 65 commercial contracts, in more than 45 countries, with over 20 ongoing trials.

    Quotes:

    Kim Søgård Kristensen, CTO of TDC said: “Danes are considered among the world’s happiest people because of our quality of life. One of the ways TDC is striving to keep our customers happy is by providing the best possible experience when using our services. Providing small cells is a great solution for our enterprise customers. With the deployment of a small cell, an enterprise can have the voice reliability they need and their work efficiency will improved by eliminating dropped calls and enabling employees to simultaneously work with both mobile voice and data.”

    Luis Martinez Amago, President Europe, Middle East and Africa of Alcatel-Lucent said: “TDC explored several solutions to offer their VIP customers the mobile voice coverage they wanted. But micro cells, repeaters, and other choices were too expensive for broad deployment. Our small cells were the perfect solution to allow TDC to provide enhanced service for each enterprise customer across Denmark.”

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    The bond issue today will......

    by sam.deanj Jun 2, 2014 3:57 AM
    thibo5 thibo5 Jun 2, 2014 4:05 AM Flag

    And because of being convertables....this means that Michel is confident in the future to implement them in future results of the company ...

  • Reply to

    The bond issue today will......

    by sam.deanj Jun 2, 2014 3:57 AM
    thibo5 thibo5 Jun 2, 2014 4:01 AM Flag

    Correct Sam...have the same feeling...actually a very smart move

  • thibo5 thibo5 Jun 2, 2014 3:46 AM Flag

    We will see how this will be juged by the market but I personally think it's a positive move to get rid of the Goldman Sachs loan, and free the patents.....we could end green....

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • NTT DOCOMO to use Alcatel-Lucent’s 7450 Ethernet Service Switch as part of its system in one of the world’s most advanced markets for mobile communication

    Paris/Tokyo, May 30, 2014

    Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced the deployment of its IP technology by NTT DOCOMO to meet rapidly increasing demand for mobile broadband Internet services including videos and music streaming, and multi-player gaming.

    NTT DOCOMO will use Alcatel-Lucent’s 7450 Ethernet Service Switch (ESS) as part of its system, greatly enhancing the speed and capacity of its backhaul network, and helping NTT DOCOMO address the significant spike in demand for its mobile broadband service in Japan, one of the most advanced markets globally in terms of mobile communications.

    Key Facts:

    NTT DOCOMO is using Alcatel-Lucent’s ESS IP technology to address increased demand for broadband content and applications thanks to the widespread use of network devices such as smartphones and tablets.
    Alcatel-Lucent’s Ethernet Service Switches combine 100 Gbps Ethernet technology, an essential requirement for NTT DOCOMO to transmit high-speed LTE data, with advanced Quality of Service functionality and high-speed switch technology.
    The flexibility of the 7450 ESS means NTT DOCOMO can make simple network upgrades in response to increased customer demand.
    The 7450 ESS is extremely energy efficient and helps to minimize installation space and power consumption while improving network performance. Because low power consumption and small installation space are requirements for the Japanese market, these qualities are particularly important factors.

    Alcatel-Lucent Japan president Nicolas Bouverot, said: “Demand for mobile ultra-broadband services in Japan is exploding, and this is a serious challenge for telecom carriers. For NTT DOCOMO, our routing and Ethernet service technology offers an unbeatable solution that improves network capacity and performance while minimizing installation space and power consumption. As for network upgrades that are needed to respond to changes in demand, we offer a variety of simple options. We at Alcatel-Lucent are focused on providing customers with sustainable solutions. NTT DOCOMO’s adoption of our technology in the backhaul portion of its LTE network provides the perfect example to support our strategy.”

    The technology is being delivered through Fujitsu as an Alcatel-Lucent channel partner.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    3#$%$04 level

    by thibo5 May 28, 2014 8:57 AM
    thibo5 thibo5 May 28, 2014 9:41 AM Flag

    the price in the us is for a long time now trading 1 % below european price....I'm referring to 3.04 euro because technicaly is the main point to break the downtrend and start the uptrend....

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