For that déjà vu experience, check out the vendor's CeBIT news from last year and 2004. (See Lucent Pushing Services and Lucent Parties at CeBIT.)
But, of course, there are subtle differences each year (we think). This year the company is boasting seven multi-year deals worth a potential $300 million over their lifetimes. Last year's 14 deals were worth a possible $200 million.
And for the first time in a while, CEO Pat Russo didn't address the press at CeBIT, instead leaving that dubious pleasure to her new COO, and former CFO, Frank D'Amelio. Watch out for the Ananastoertchen, Frank – they're deadly!
Here are the highlights of this year's Lucent news blitz.
— Ray Le Maistre, International News Editor, Light Reading