Alcatel-Lucent USA may be headquartered in New Jersey, but that doesn't mean it's not as technologically sophisticated as its Parisian parent. The US subsidiary of France-based Alcatel-Lucent designs, develops, and builds wireline, wireless, and converged communications networks. It supplies equipment, software, and related services to telecom carriers and network service providers such as 360networks, AT&T, and Verizon, as well as enterprise customers. Government customers are served through DC-based subsidiary LGS Innovations, which works with federal agencies, including the US Army, and major contractors such as Raytheon. Alcatel-Lucent USA accounts for more than 40% of its parent's overall revenues.
While they are located on the same New Jersey campus, Alcatel-Lucent USA is managed separately from fellow US-based Alcatel-Lucent subsidiary Bell Labs.
Alcatel-Lucent USA operates from 14 offices in nine states. It maintains a 45,000-square-meter production plant in Meridian, CT, that manufactures products for RFS (Radio Frequency Systems).
The US is actually Alcatel-Lucent's largest single market; all of Europe accounts for a quarter of sales. US sales increased 12% in 2013 (in euros) as mobile data traffic growth continued to drive investments in technologies such as LTE and IP.
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