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(CNN) -- Alcatel is the world's fifth-largest telecommunication equipment manufacturer.

Based in Paris, France, the company's core business is making wireless network switching and transmission systems for operators such as Orange and Deutsche Telekom.

It also makes mobile phones, cable and satellite equipment.

About 50 percent of Alcatel's revenues come from Europe, with the rest mainly generated in North America and China.

Alcatel has 99,000 employees in more than 130 countries.

Web site: www.alcatel.com

Chief Executive Officer: Serge Tchuruk




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