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Alcatel Lucent is a provider of telecommunications equipment and related services. It offers end-to-end solutions for triple play, IP network transformation, 3G wireless, carrier IP/MPLS, broadband access, terrestrial and submarine optical, next generation IMS, and video applications and services. The US unit employs 36000 employees which contribute to 45% of total employment as of 2009. The US operations are headed by Philippe Camus.

In US, the segment is organized into four divisions: IP (Internet Protocol), optics, wireless and wire line. The division also offers a point-to-point portfolio of microwave radio products meeting both European telecommunications standards (ETSI) and American standards-based (ANSI) requirements. These products include high, low and medium capacity microwave systems for carriers' transmission systems, mobile backhauling applications, fixed broadband applications and private applications in vertical segments like digital television broadcasting, defence and security, energy and utilities. The ASG is a new group created by consolidating various software businesses that were previously spread throughout the company.

The company recorded revenues of $4.68 Billion in the fiscal year ending December 2010, a decrease of 10.8% compared to fiscal 2009. Its net loss was $156 Million in fiscal 2010, compared to a net loss of $1.46 Billion in the preceding year. In 2014, the United States communications equipment market has been forecasted to have a value of $16.9 Billion, an increase of 13.5% since 2009. Electricals and Electronics Retailers is the largest segment of the communications equipment market in the United States, accounting for 37.3% of the market's total value. The United States accounts for 22.3% of the global communications equipment market value. Asia-Pacific accounts have moved further with 52.3% of the global market. In Network Segments, the company holds 28% market share in fourth quarter of 2010, and was also rated at the second place in 2010 with 23% market share in terms of revenues. In submarine optical networking, it had 35-40% market share as per revenues of 2010, and was rated as the best in Packet Microwave transmission with 40% market share base on the revenue figures of 2010.

In 2011, Alcatel-Lucent has been selected to help build an IP-based optical communications network as part of PECO's initiative to upgrade metering technology for customers. As part of the initiative, Alcatel-Lucent is providing and implementing end-to-end IP connectivity via an optical core as well as wireless (WiMAX) and microwave edge connections. The new network will help PECO give customers the information they need to use and save energy effectively, so customers can rapidly and efficiently control individual energy usage. Alcatel Lucent announced that it reaffirms its outlook to grow faster with an adjusted operating margin above 5% in fiscal year 2011 sales. LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent was awarded a $22.2 million delivery order from the United States Department of the Army. LGS will provide network installation and integration and professional services for a communications infrastructure upgrade at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama.

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