Analyst ranks Alcatel-Lucent No. 2 in services market

Alcatel-Lucent announced that a major industry analyst research firm has ranked Alcatel-Lucent's Services business No. 2 in market share in critical segments of its market.

Technology Business Research (TBR) ranked Alcatel-Lucent No. 2 in 2007 global telecommunications services market share .

'In the emerging post-merger market, Alcatel-Lucent has steadily increased its share of revenue derived from services, tightening the competition among telecom and IT suppliers,' said Michael Sullivan-Trainor, executive analyst at TBR.

According to a recent report issued by TBR, global suppliers of services for telecom operators saw revenue increases across the board in 2007 as the total market grew to 45.1 billion euros (US$70 billion), an 8% increase over 2006.

The TBR report said that Alcatel-Lucent ranked No. 2 and held 9% market share in global telecommunications infrastructure services in 2007, noting that in 2007 Alcatel-Lucent and other vendors stepped up their focus on the services businesses.