Alcatel-Lucent, S.A. provides networking and communications technology, products, and services to service providers, enterprises, and governments worldwide. Its Networks segment designs Internet protocol (IP)/multiprotocol label switching service routers, carrier Ethernet service switches, multi-service wide-area-network switches, and content delivery network appliances; designs, manufactures, and markets microwave wireless transmission equipment and optical networking equipment; offers wireless products for 2G, 3G, and 4G networks to mobile operators; and designs and develops IP multimedia subsystem products and IP-based fixed access products. The company’s Software, Services and Solutions segment specializes in the consulting, planning, design integration and optimization, and operations management and maintenance of multi-vendor telecommunications networks, as well as in the design, delivery, and operation of network-based software solutions. This segment also develops and sells communication products and solutions that help customers transit to next generation voice, video, and messaging communications services; mobile commerce applications; payment and charging applications, including real-time rating, charging, billing, and payment applications for voice and data services; customer experience applications that enable communication providers to offer, activate, support, and manage a range of high-speed Internet, VoIP, video, mobile, and converged services; an open API platform, which allows developers to collaborate, build, test, and distribute new applications for service provider networks; and CloudBand solution that allows service providers to deliver cloud services to their customers. Alcatel-Lucent, S.A. was formerly known as Alcatel, S.A. and changed its name to Alcatel-Lucent, S.A. in December, 2006. The company was founded in 1898 and is based in Paris, France.