PARIS, February 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - KEY NUMBERS FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER 2010 - KEY NUMBERS FOR THE YEAR 2010 - EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY
Ben Verwaayen, CEO, commented:
"I am energized by the progress we have made over the past two years. We have overhauled our product portfolio, introduced our High Leverage Network and Application Enablement strategy, increased our customer relevance and improved our operational excellence, highlighted by the outstanding revenue growth and strong margin performance in the fourth quarter."
"As we enter into 2011, I am more confident than ever in our ability to transform into a normal company. We have market momentum, strong customer relationships, unique strength in the all-IP network transformation & next generation broadband access. More importantly, we have the passion and commitment of 78 000 colleagues around the world to provide our customers with products and solutions to address their business challenges. I am proud of their accomplishments and want to thank them for their efforts throughout this past year.
Looking to 2011, we feel confident to grow faster than our addressable market and aim at a significant increase in profitability with an adjusted operating margin above 5% of 2011 sales."
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Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris andNYSE: ALU) is the trusted transformation partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries such as defense, energy, healthcare, transportation, and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16 billion in 2010 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.
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