Lucent in U.S., Shanghai Bell in China. France’s “national champion” Alcatel is the most effectively “localized” company in telecom. Lucent in the U.S. is politically potent and a key security vendor. They played a crucial role defining the Broadband Stimulus. Shanghai Bell is part locally government owned and has an active branch of the Communist Party with close ties to management. They just announced “a far-reaching research and development pact with Rostechnologii (SC Rostechnologii), Russia’s largest high-technology corporation. The new center in Moscow, expected to employ several hundred highly-skilled engineers drawn from both organizations... will be managed by Alcatel-Lucent and will be fully integrated into Alcatel-Lucent’s global network of R&D centers.”
Nicolas Sarkozy, always anxious to promote commercial ties, awarded Rostech CEO Sergey Chemezov the French National Order of the Legion of Honour. Alcatel hopes the deal will make them pre-eminent in Russia’s LTE and broadband markets while also engineering products for international markets. Rostech is looking to exports as they consider privatization. Rostech has already done $10’s of billions of deals with Boeing, Siemens, Fiat and other Western companies. Rostech consolidated 340 defense companies, many effectively bankrupt a few years ago. They are one of the largest arms exporters in the world. They also make wind turbines, service a fleet of 50 Boeing jets, and work in nanotech.
Think Bell Labs on the Volga.
For Shanghai Bell, http://cpcchina.chinadaily.com.cn/achievements/2011-07/01/content_12816369.htm
For Rostech defence history, wikipedia.de
Here’s the pr:
Russian mobile networks and broadband consumers to benefit from next-generation technologies
Paris/Moscow, June 27, 2012 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is building its presence in the fast-growing Russian telecommunications market following the announcement today of a major expansion of its partnership with Rostechnologii (SC Rostechnologii), Russia’s largest high-technology corporation.
The two companies have signed a far-reaching research and development pact, intended to accelerate the deployment of advanced Long Term Evolution (LTE) – or 4G – mobile services, new network systems and ground-breaking transmission technologies to meet surging global demand for high-speed broadband connections.
The signing ceremony between the two companies was held today at the Engineering Technologies-2012 Forum in Moscow, where the agreement was ratified by Philippe Camus, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alcatel-Lucent, and Sergey Chemezov, General Director of Russian State Corporation Rostechnologii.
Mr Chemezov said: “This agreement marks a new milestone in our collaboration with Alcatel-Lucent, which creates enormous opportunities to shape the future of mobile broadband technologies in Russia. Together, Rostechnologii and Alcatel-Lucent aim to develop the necessary systems to social and economic demand for next generation communications across the Federation.”
Phillipe Camus, said: “Russia is one of the fastest growing broadband markets in the world, with ambitions to match that growth with new investments in new telecommunications infrastructure. Our joint venture with Rostechnologii is a further step in deepening our partnership and presence in this expanding market.”
As part of the extended agreement between Rostechnologii and Alcatel-Lucent, the two companies will create a new research and development center in Moscow, expected to employ several hundred highly-skilled engineers drawn from both organizations. The joint venture will be set-up with Rostechnologii’s holding company – RusElectronics. The center will be managed by Alcatel-Lucent and will be fully integrated into Alcatel-Lucent’s global network of R&D centers.
“The joint center of RusElectronics and Alcatel-Lucent is Russia's firstcenter of this kind and will support Russia’s strategy to export high tech technologies - said General Director of JSC "Roselektronika" Andrei Zverev. -”.
The new facility, due to begin operations in the fourth quarter of 2012, will also carry out development projects for Alcatel-Lucent’s customers globally, applying itself to new mobile broadband solutions as well as speed the introduction of lightRadio™ products - Alcatel-Lucent’s groundbreaking technology architecture that dramatically enhances mobile base-station efficiency and data capacity.
lightRadio is a radical redesign of the mobile network architecture that replaces traditional mobile base stations with small cubes and centralized processing centers, while lowering power-consumption and allowing the transfer of vast amounts of data at ultra-fast speeds.
Alcatel-Lucent and Rostechnologii first set-up their joint venture – Alcatel-Lucent RT – in 2009 to produce and promote IP-based high-tech telecommunications equipment in Russia. The two organizations will explore other possible areas of collaboration in the Russian Federation.
About State Corporation Russian Technologies
State Corporation “Rostechnologii” was founded in the end of 2007 for cooperation in development, production and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military purposes. The Corporation consists of 592 enterprises and organizations. 439 enterprises are located on the territory of the Russian Federation, 330 organizations belong to the military-industrial complex, 21 enterprises are city-forming. Main office is located in Moscow. The enterprises of the Corporation are located on the territory of the 54 subjects of the Russian Federation and supply products to the markets of more than 50 countries of the world.
Net profit in 2010 - 1,768 billion rubles.
Rostechnologii press contacts
Galina Kisand firstname.lastname@example.org T : +7 (916) 201 06 90
Natalia Almazova email@example.com T : +7 (903) 622 36 18
Antonina Gribanova firstname.lastname@example.org T : +7 (967) 053 85 68
About JSC Ruselectronics
Holding company Russian Electronics was founded in early 2009 on the basis of the state holding company Russian Electronics, which was created by presidential decree of July 23, 1997 № 764 and Government Decree № 1583 of December 18, 1997.
In accordance with the decree of the Russian government shares of JSC Russian Electronics have been transferred to the State Corporation Russian Technologies.
At present, joint-stock company Ruselectronics as a holding and management company, consolidates the potential of about 80 enterprises of electronic industry, specializing in the design and manufacturing of electronic products, electronic components of materials and equipment for their manufacturing, as well as microwave equipment, semiconductor devices and materials.
About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)
The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost research centers, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent was named one of MIT Technology Review's 2012 Top 50 list of the "World's Most Innovative Companies" for breakthroughs such as lightRadio™, which cuts power consumption and operating costs on wireless networks while delivering lightning fast Internet access. Through such innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission - Realizing the Potential of a Connected World.
With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 15.3 billion in 2011 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.
For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow the Company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.
About Rostech, from their web site
The Russian Technologies State Corporation is designed to assist Russian organisations-developers and manufacturers of high technology industrial products in their development, production and exports by providing support in domestic and foreign markets and attracting investments to different industries including defence industrial complex.
The main functions of the Russian Technologies State Corporation are as follows:
- Assistance to organisations in various sectors of industry including defence industrial complex, in developing and producing high technology industrial products;
- Promotion to and sales in the domestic and foreign markets of high-technology industrial products, associated by-products and intellectual property;
- Participation in the implementation of the state policy in the sphere of military-technical cooperation of the Russian Federation with foreign states and state armaments programme;
- Attraction of investments to different sectors of industry including defence industrial complex, for the purpose of development and production of competitive high-technology products including military equipment;
- Advertising and exhibition activities for the benefit of different sectors of industry including defence industrial complex, participation in the organisation and management of exhibitions (demonstrations) of civil, military and dual-purpose products in the territory of the Russian Federation and abroad;
- Assistance to organisations in various sectors of industry including defence industrial complex, in carrying out applied research projects in prospective areas of science and technology, and putting into production advanced technologies with the purpose of enhancing the level of domestic developments of high technology industrial products and reducing their time and costs;
- Assistance to the organization acting as a state intermediary in foreign trade operations related to military-purpose products;
- Performance of other functions in compliance with federal laws and decrees of the President of the Russian Federation.