Alcatel-Lucent is a global telecommunications corporation, headquartered in Paris, France. It provides telecommunications solutions to service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, enabling these customers to deliver voice, data and video services. The company focuses on fixed, mobile, and converged broadband networking hardware, IP technologies, software, and services. It leverages the technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs.
Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR, TASE:ALVR) is a leading provider of WiMAX and non-WiMAX wireless broadband systems to carriers, ISPs and private network operators around the world. They have offices in 23 countries, including their corporate headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel. The company directly employs 444 people worldwide and reported net revenue of US$236.6 million for their most recent fiscal year, which ended on December 31, 2007.
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Systems, Inc. (, ) is a multinational corporation with more than 66,000 employees and annual revenue of US$39 billion as of 2008. Headquartered in San Jose, California, it designs and sells networking and communications technology and services. Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner, a married couple who worked as computer operations staff at Stanford University, later joined by Richard Troiano, founded cisco Systems in 1984.
ECI Telecom Ltd NYSE: ECILF, is a telecommunication equipment manufacturer based in Petah Tikva, Israel. Established in 1961, ECI delivers a broad solution to converged telecom networks: Broadband Multi-service access gateways (MSAG), Service Edge Routers, BRAS, Optical transport, NGN Voice over IP and Core IP/MPLS routers. These converged next generation network solutions are provided to leading carriers and service providers of the world.
Ericsson (Telefonaktiebolaget L. M. Ericsson) (OMX: ERIC B, NASDAQ: ERIC), one of the largest Swedish companies, is a leading provider of telecommunication and data communication systems, and related services covering a range of technologies, including especially mobile networks. Directly and through subsidiaries, it also has a major role in mobile devices and cable TV and IPTV systems. Founded in 1876 as a telegraph equipment repair shop by Lars Magnus Ericsson.
Fujitsu is a Japanese company specializing in semiconductors, air conditioners, computers (supercomputers, personal computers, servers), telecommunications, and services, and is headquartered in Minato, Tokyo. Fujitsu employs around 160,000 people and has 500 subsidiary companies. Internationally, Fujitsu considers IBM to be its main competitor. Its historical domestic rival is NEC. The slogan "The possibilities are infinite" can be found below the company's logo.
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is the largest networking and telecommunications equipment supplier in the People's Republic of China. It is headquartered in Longgang District, Shenzhen, Guangdong. Established in 1988 by Ren Zhengfei, Huawei Technologies is a private high-tech enterprise which specializes in research and development (R&D), production and marketing of communications equipments, and providing customized network solutions for telecom.
Juniper Networks, Inc. is an information technology and networking products multinational company, founded in 1996. The company designs and sells Internet Protocol network products and services. Juniper also partners with Nokia Siemens Networks, Ericsson, and Alcatel-Lucent to provide IP/MPLS network solutions to customers. Juniper's products include T-series, M-series, E-series, MX-series, and J-series families of router, EX-series Ethernet switches, WX-series WAN optimization devices, and SRC Session.
Marconi Communications is a principal subsidiary of the Marconi Corporation plc and was formerly known as GEC Plessey Telecommunications (GPT). The company was a world leading telecommunications manufacturer. The General Electric Company (GEC) attempted a takeover of Plessey in 1986 but was barred by regulatory authorities. Instead on 1st April 1988 GEC and Plessey merged their telecommunications businesses as GEC Plessey Telecommunications, commonly known as GPT.
Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a wireless telecommunications research and development company based in San Diego, California. Qualcomm was founded in 1985 by UC San Diego Professor Irwin Jacobs (the company's current chairman), Franklin Antonio, Adelia Coffman, Andrew Cohen, AJ Read, Klein Gilhousen, Andrew Viterbi and Harvey White. Jacobs and Viterbi had previously founded Linkabit. Qualcomm's first products and services included the OmniTRACS satellite locating and messaging service.