• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Lucent Technologies - case study.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES Executive Summary Lucent Technologies is a global leader in communications and software development. This report briefly overlooks its evolution, its achievements since its inception and its mission and targets. Born as a result of a spin-off of a unit of AT&T and relying on Bell Laboratories for its innovations, Lucent has expanded and grown at a tremendous rate in a very short time. Introduction Lucent Technologies Inc. was formed in November 1995, combining units of AT&T with that of Bell Labs. Lucent develops and manufactures communications systems, software and products. Lucent sells public and private communications systems, supplying systems and software to most of the world's largest communications network operators and service providers. It also deals in microelectronic components for communications applications. Bell Laboratories conducts Lucent's research and development. Lucent's Evolution In 1869 Elisha Gray and Enos Barton formed Gray & Barton in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1881, it was acquired by American Bell and Western Electric and it became the production part of all Bell Telephone companies. AT&T bought American Bell in 1899. In 1925, AT&T and Western Electric engineering departments created Bell Labs, which had been combined in 1907. ...read more.

Middle

Mission and Future Outlook Lucent's aim is to offer customers world's finest innovative communications systems, products, technologies, and support, and to deliver higher, continued shareowner value. Hoover online has this to say about Lucent: "Does the name Lucent Technologies ring a bell? The company is one of North America's top makers of telecom equipment and software. The storied Bell Laboratories develops many of Lucent's products, but the company has become a force in the broadband networking market through acquisitions. Most of Lucent's customers are telecom providers such as AT&T (12% of sales). Lucent, itself a spin-off from AT&T, has spun off its enterprise networks (Avaya) business and its microelectronics (Agere Systems) unit. It is also selling non core businesses to focus on high-growth areas, including fiber optics, and cutting costs through layoffs and other restructuring."3 The company provides the systems, software and services for what is the largest network build-out in history. The company is focused on a combination of optical, data, networking wireless technologies with the software and services to support them. Lucent has more than 100,000 employees worldwide, with headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J., - about one-quarter of the employees based outside the United States - and has offices in more than 65 countries and territories around the world. ...read more.

Conclusion

LambdaRouter was purchased by Global Crossing. Under a multimillion-dollar contract, Global Crossing will deploy LambdaRouters in the United States and Europe. Due to the LambdaRouter, combined with Lucent's recently announced intelligent optical software platform, service providers will be able to manage high-speed traffic at the wavelength level, and also provide bandwidth where and when it is needed in the network. In January, the second-generation of the Lucent Softswitch was introduced, building on its market leadership. The softswitch is the core of new network architecture. More than 20 customers including BT Ignite, and NTT Communications recurrently conduct trials using the Lucent Softswitch. Lucent is also the world leader in the high-growth areas of the communications networking market. It holds controlling positions in markets and technologies such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), remote access, Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line (SDSL), optical networking, Code-Division Multiple Access (CDMA) wireless technology, ATM access and core and edge switching, frame relay, multi-service WAN switching, and networking services and support. Conclusion Lucent Technology has become a global leader in a very short span of time, diversifying its products and services into different areas of networking, software production and e-business. At the same time it has been selling off its units and spinning off other companies to maintain its position in the market. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Information Systems and Communication section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Information Systems and Communication essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Ecommerce Case Study

    This may include holding all stock figures, process online orders, dealing with customer queries and giving real time support to customers. It is essential that the Cuckoo computers have sufficient Memory in order to store all the information necessary. It is also essential that the computers processor is quick enough

  2. ict as level coursework

    Should be able to add information The user is able to add information via the registration user form which automatically goes on to the spreadsheet. Should be able to delete information The user is able to delete information via customer details spread sheet.

  1. The Impact of Mobile Phones on social Interaction

    reflect the opinion that mobile phones have a negative impact on society's interaction habits and the mobile phone is more detrimental to society then a benefit.. Furthermore, although the results clearly show that mobile phones have had a very positive effect on increasing general interaction, it is also important to

  2. An Investigation into communications systems in a real business or organisation.

    If there is more than one office to the company, one department could contact their colleagues elsewhere in the world. External communication would be if the company were in contact with another company. However, with the introduction of email & video conferencing, this type of communication is not required as much as it used to be.

  1. Feasibility Report

    Due to the vast increase in computer systems and their capabilities, the new system will have to be maintained constantly and kept up-to-date in order for the company to benefit from the system. A team of experienced ICT technicians might need to be employed to ensure that constant maintenance of

  2. Data Processing Task. Mr Peters, the man who runs this particular Samsung store ...

    This query contains data from the product table and it contains the following fields; ProductID, Name, Colour, Stock, Price and Image. Customer details: This is a parameter query which asks you to a enter a customers surname. This is achieved by in the criteria for name, entering, [Enter surname].

  1. Installing and Upgrading Software

    Make sure you have the latest versions of all the software installed on your system- while you are at it, make sure you have the latest versions of devices drivers installed for all the peripherals on your system. Walk through each step of the process to see if you can

  2. Communication & Employability Skills for IT. OCR Cambridge Technicals Unit 1 LO1-P1

    This means that the business/school has taken strong measurements to prevent misuse of data. Other strict measures include not giving student?s access to the software at all this means that there will be a less chance of a student hacking in and stealing data.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work