List of products by brand Alcatel

Alcatel: originally short for the Société Alsacienne de Constructions Atomiques,de Télécommunications et d'Électronique, a small company in Mü lhausen . The company has roots in two early 1880 years telecommunications companies: La Compagnie Générale d'Electricité (CGE) and the Western Electric Manufacturing Company . CGE was formed in 1898 by French engineer Pierre Azaria in the Alsace region of what was then Germany and was a conglomerate involved in industries such as electricity, transportation, electronics and telecommunications . CGE would become a leader in digital communications and would also be known for building the TGV (train à grande vitesse) high - speed trains in France. Western Electric began in 1869 as a manufacturing firm based in Cleveland, Ohio , US. By 1880, it became the largest electrical manufacturing company in the United States. In 1881, the American Bell Telephone Company purchased a controlling interest in Western Electric and made it the exclusive developer and manufacturer of equipment for the Bell telephone companies. Later in 2006, thru a divestiture of Bell telephone companies & merging with Alcatel SA of France, the co.Lucent was established. Alcatel - Lucent as one oft he leading developer & manufacturer of telecommunication systems acquired Nortel UMTS licence & radio access business, and besides networking and DSL modems technology also produced telephone sets , exchanges & mobile phones. Nowadays the tel ephone manufacturing is licensed to Chinese & French companies, the networking branch was taken over by Nokia

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