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Alcatel-Lucent ranks No. 2 in global telecom software market


Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that industry analyst firm OSS Observer reported that Alcatel-Lucent moved into the No. 2 position worldwide for global telecom software market share among network equipment and IT software suppliers in year-end 2006 with 7% market share. This accomplishment in a competitive market confirms Alcatel-Lucent’s OSS/BSS technology and services leadership and further validates that services providers around the world are migrating to next-generation networks using a combination of Alcatel-Lucent’s market-leading software solutions and rich portfolio of integration services.

Patrick Kelly, Co-founder and Senior Analyst at OSS Observer commented, ‘’Alcatel-Lucent continues to deliver multi-faceted solutions consisting of broadband, mobile, optical and multi-vendor operational support systems. The company continues to strengthen its services portfolio with new solutions extending its leadership in professional and network operations services. This was demonstrated by a commitment by communications services providers for Alcatel-Lucent’s telecommunications application server, real-time convergent charging and billing and suite of OSS/BSS transformation solutions.”

Alcatel-Lucent has been consistently acknowledged as the largest provider of OSS/BSS services in the network equipment arena with best-of-breed solutions for service fulfillment, service assurance, customer care and billing combined with strategic partnerships with leading OSS software vendors, including IBM, AMDOCS/Cramer, LHS, Subex-Azure, and Axiom. Alcatel-Lucent also provides a full suite of Professional Services, including strategic consulting, system design, customization, integration, project management and operations support, to deliver turnkey integrated OSS/BSS projects.

“This report by one of the leading market-research firms confirms that we are leading the industry with the most comprehensive OSS/BSS solutions for next-generation service providers,” said Jean-Pierre Gaillat, Professional Services Vice President, OSS/BSS and Software Integration, Alcatel-Lucent. “We are continuing to change the software industry by announcing innovative solutions in IPTV, IP Transformation and IMS.”

Alcatel-Lucent’s OSS/BSS products and solutions are present in more than 1,000 networks with some of the largest service providers, including AT&T, DT, Sprint, and Telefonica, and hundreds of enterprise and government customers around the world.

Alcatel-Lucent, a member of the TeleManagement Forum and active in setting key OSS/BSS standards, will be demonstrating its unique OSS/BSS solutions at the TeleManagement World Forum in Nice, France May 20-24.


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