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Altran and Alcatel-Lucent announce industrial partnership project in telecom sector in Orvault, France.

Alcatel-Lucent Forges 4G Partnership With Altran

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PARIS -- Today, Altran and Alcatel-Lucent announced that they have formed an industrial partnership project to create an expertise and telecoms services centre in the area of Nantes. As part of the project, approximately 170 engineers specialised in 4G technology at Alcatel-Lucentís Orvault site located in the West of France would be integrated into Altranís telecoms and media teams.

Altran has been a privileged partner of Alcatel-Lucent for more than 15 years providing R&D consulting and services at an international level. This partnership will create a privileged working relationship between the two engineering teams and as such will enable both companies to reinforce the fundamental basis of their collaboration.

Commenting on the partnership, LoÔc le Grouiec, Country Operations Manager of Alcatel-Lucent said, "We are very pleased to enter into this partnership project with Altran, the global leader in consulting and innovation, particularly since this will give our highly-qualified employees the opportunity to pursue their careers in the Nantes area. We are sure that the management of Altran will enable our staff to further their professional development in accordance with their talent and expertise. Thanks to its wide international spread and presence in many sectors of activity, Altran will, among other things, give our teams access to new growth opportunities in the telecoms industry and, even more so, in the Intelligent Systems sector."

Speaking on behalf of Altran, Cyril Roger, Executive Vice-President of the Group in charge of operations in France and Southern Europe, declared: "This partnership project with Alcatel-Lucent consolidates our development strategy to provide our customers with a range of unique skills, in complex areas and for the global market. The contribution of Alcatel-Lucentís experts from the Orvault site completes our presence in the 4G market of the future and puts us ahead in terms of being able to provide our clients with an offer that is unmatched in the market."

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