Advertisment

Rank 35: Alcatel Network Systems: Sweet Switches

author-image
VoicenData Bureau
New Update

Alcatel Network Systems is a significant telecom equipment player especially

in wireline access infrastructure. It is also a major supplier of

telecommunications switches. Its E10Bs and OCBs are present in almost all the

significant exchanges of the largest telecom service provider in India–BSNL.

Advertisment

During the fiscal 2001-02, Alcatel Network Systems grew about 29 percent, to

register a turnover of Rs 243 crore. This was on account of a few key deals that

it struck during the fiscal 2001-02 and some continuing projects from long-term

contracts.

The most significant contributor to Alcatel’s top-line during the FY

2001-02 was the Euro 65 million contract from BSNL to supply switching systems

comprising more than 1 million lines. This apart, the broadband network division

(BND) performed well in the datacom and IP/ATM equipment markets, capturing

dominant market shares in the individual segments–30 percent in multiplexers

and 15 percent in RAS.

Alcatel Network Systems

TURNOVER

FACTSHEET

CEO

:

Michel Vetil

Year of

Start-up

:

1992
Area of

Operation

:

Telecom equipment
Address : Plot No 25,

Electronic City, Sector 18, Gurgaon 122 015
Tel  : 0124-6455050
Fax: : 0124-6431689
S

W O T
Strength  : Good public sector market experience
Weakness : Inadequate exposure to Indian wireless market 
Opportunity : The core build-outs for telecom SPs
Threat  : Competition for core market on rise

Like other telecom equipment vendors worldwide, FY 2001-02 was a bad year for

Alcatel. In India too, it won some but lost more. Alcatel Network Systems was

not able to figure in the large BSNL cellular infrastructure deals. Neither was

it able to make any significant in-roads into the private sector wireless

markets. It also failed to make any significant sale of DSL equipment.

Advertisment