Lucent was an American multinational technology company composed of what was formerly AT Technologies, which included Western Electric and Bell Labs. It was spun off from AT on September 30, 1996. Lucent was acquired by Alcatel SA of France on December 1, 2006, forming Alcatel-Lucent. One of the primary reasons AT chose to spin off its equipment manufacturing business was to permit it to profit from sales to competing telecommunications providers; these customers had previously shown reluctance to purchase from a direct competitor. Bell Labs brought prestige to the new company, as well as...
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