Our industrial strategy

The Shift Plan is a comprehensive plan to refocus Alcatel-Lucent as a specialist in IP networking, cloud and ultra-broadband access — the technologies at the heart of next-generation networks. Launched in 2013, the plan gives us a framework for delivering innovation that shapes the future of the industry and ensures our profitable growth.

The plan’s 1st chapter has delivered positive results: Our turnaround is on track and we are on solid financial footing.

The Shift Plan’s 2nd chapter presents a new mission: to invent and deliver networks that help our customers unleash business value.

 

This mission enables us to:

  • Create networks at scale that adapt to our customers’ needs
  • Earn our customers' trust by delivering networks and services that anticipate their demands, remove constraints, and create new business solutions while sustainably growing their value
  • Innovate for our customers, inventing the future through open collaboration that pushes the limits of communications and shapes the digital world

For this new phase of The Shift Plan, we are working to achieve goals in 3 key areas:

  • Transformation — Deliver software and services through new, cloud-driven business models
  • Growth — Address new market segments with our go-to-market partners
  • Innovation — Drive the technological change required to build the networks of the future
 

As we pursue these goals, we will apply a customer approach that breaks down barriers to digital services success. We understand the factors that keep our customers from doing more for their subscribers, employees and constituents. We are committed to removing network and business constraints to help our customers maximize connectivity, reduce complexity and build sustainable commercial success.

Through innovation and transformation, and by growing with our customers, we are building the future successfully together. Every success has its network.


The Shift Plan by the numbers

The Shift Plan emphasizes innovation in IP networking, ultra-broadband access and cloud technology. These 3 areas will draw 85% of our total R&D investment in 2015.


The Shift Plan targets Euro 1 billion in fixed cost savings and asset sales of more than Euro 1 billion between 2013 and 2015.


The Shift Plan targets Euro 2 billion in debt reprofiling between 2013 and 2015 and future debt reduction of Euro 2 billion.


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