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About Alcatel

Alcatel provides communications solutions to telecommunications carriers, Internet service providers and enterprises for the delivery of voice, data and video applications to their customers or employees.

Alcatel Headquarter Location

Paris, 75008,

France

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Google and Facebook lay thousands of miles of undersea cables to ferry internet around the world. Here's how they do it.

Sep 19, 2021

Google and Facebook have both laid thousands of miles of cables along the seafloor, stretching between continents, to carry internet around the world. An undersea cable laying vessel sails past icebergs during a project to lay cable between Canada, Greenland, and Iceland. Alcatel submarine networks Often, the two tech giants invest in cable projects along with a consortium of other companies, although Google has five privately owned cable projects underway. The landing buoy for Google's Curie undersea cable. Google Cloud In total, Google is invested in 19 cable projects around the world. Facebook is invested in two cables that are currently active. It is involved in five more cable projects currently under construction, a spokesman said. Cable laying vessel Ile de Bréhat off the coast of Australia. Alcatel submarine networks Jayne Stowell. Google Cloud Jayne Stowell, strategic negotiator for Global Infrastructure at Google, told Insider planning the route can take up to a year. A Facebook spokesperson told Insider it conducts a bathymetric and geophysical survey along its expected route, which allows it to plan down to the meter. Laying vessels Ile d'Aiz (in the foreground) and Ile de Batz (in the background). Alcatel submarine networks To do this, it sends out vessels equipped with sonar to map out the seabed and look for risks such as high currents, underwater landslides, and unexploded bombs or mines. The cable itself is about the thickness of a garden hose, Stowell said. A subsea internet cable is loaded onto a laying vessel. Alcatel submarine networks Subsea cables in the process of being manufactured. Alcatel submarine networks "A plastic and steel sheathing is then added to waterproof the cable and help it withstand potentially adverse ocean conditions such as heavy currents, earthquakes or interference from fishing trawlers," Stowell said. For Facebook's 2Africa cable, it's using aluminium rather than copper, which it said will lower manufacturing costs and enable longer cables. A subsea cable before it's had its sheathing added. Alcaltel submarine neworks 2Africa is in the process of being laid around the entire continent and is 37,000 kilometers long — only slightly shorter than the circumference of the Earth. Once the route is mapped out and the cable is made, it's time to load the cable onto a specialised laying vessel. Crew members spooling Google's Curie subsea cable into tanks inside the laying vessel. Google Cloud Google's Stowell said the company uses a fleet of 50 to 55 specialised laying vessels, with capacity for up to 100 crew members. Just loading the cable onto the ship can take four weeks, she said. Facebook said its vessels generally need a crew of 30 to 50 people. A specialised subsea laying vessel. Alcatel submarine networks The vessel leaves port, spooling the cable behind it. Once it gets into deeper water, it deploys an underwater plow to dig a trench along the seabed into which it lays the cable. Machinery on a subsea internet cable vessel. Alcatel submarine networks "The natural movement of wave action will then cover the cable once the ship moves on," Stowell said. "An ocean plough does not look too different from a plow a farmer might use in a field, except it is much larger — about the height of a two-story building," Stowell said. A subsea laying vessel in the Greenland sea. Alcatel submarine networks The plow is only used at depths of 1,000 to 1,500 meters (3281 to 4921 feet), Stowell added. "This is where it is needed to protect the cable from potential damage from other seabed users — most frequently bottom trawling fishing vessels or ships anchors that are put down at sea in a storm," Stowell said. Subsea cables need to be buried to protect them trawler nets like this one. Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images A cable is fairly safe in the deep seas and has no need for burial nor armoring, she added. For longer cables, Stowell said Google also installs a device called an amplifier every 100 meters (328 feet) to boost the signal and keep the data moving. An amplifier is loaded onto a laying vessel. Google Cloud "Although fibre-optic cables are made of the purest glass, over long distances the intensity of a beam of light begins to weaken," she said. Subsea cable amplifiers after being manufactured. Alcatel submarine networks Amplifiers help boost the light back to its original intensity. When the laying vessel reaches its final destination it isn't able to come close to shore. Engineers land Google's Grace Hopper cable on the beach in Bude, UK. Google Cloud Buoys are used to float the cable at the surface and it is guided into position by divers, jet skis, and smaller boats. A line of buoys helps float a subsea internet cable as it's landed on the shore. Alcatel submarine networks Finally, the cable is pulled up onto the beach to a ready-made trench, where it's connected to a beach manhole, a buried container where the undersea cable is hooked up to a terrestrial cable — which in turn connects to a cable station. A machine helps land Google's Grace Hopper cable on the coast of the UK. Google Cloud

Alcatel Investments

1 Investments

Alcatel has made 1 investments. Their latest investment was in Thirdspace as part of their Series B on March 3, 2002.

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Alcatel Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

3/18/2002

Series B

Thirdspace

$16M

Yes

Date

3/18/2002

Round

Series B

Company

Thirdspace

Amount

$16M

New?

Yes

Co-Investors

Sources

Alcatel Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Alcatel has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Genesys on February 01, 2012.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Acquirer

Sources

2/1/2012

Take Private

$991

1

Date

2/1/2012

Exit

Take Private

Companies

Valuation

$991

Acquirer

Sources

1

Alcatel Acquisitions

13 Acquisitions

Alcatel acquired 13 companies. Their latest acquisition was Native Networks on March 02, 2005.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

3/2/2005

Acquired

1

12/11/2004

Series D

$991

$57.6M

Acquired

9/7/2004

Series B

$991

$35.64M

Acquired

7/19/2004

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$99M

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10

2/6/2004

Series C

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$99M

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10

Date

3/2/2005

12/11/2004

9/7/2004

7/19/2004

2/6/2004

Investment Stage

Series D

Series B

Series C

Companies

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Valuation

$991

$991

Total Funding

$57.6M

$35.64M

$99M

$99M

Note

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

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Alcatel Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Alcatel has 10 strategic partners and customers. Alcatel recently partnered with Flipkart on January 1, 2018.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

1/9/2018

Licensee

Flipkart

India

CES 2018: Alcatel tablets now available exclusively on Flipkart in India

The partnership will make Flipkart an exclusive sales partner for large screen devices in the region , leveraging their expertise to jointly develop , market and distribute Alcatel products .

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11/15/2017

Partner

ACRCloud

China

Alcatel partners with ACRCloud to use music recognition for local files scanning on the phone

Alcatel , the France based mobile device manufacturer partners with Beijing based audio fingerprinting service provider -- ACRCloud to implement music recognition for local files scanning on the phone .

1

5/26/2016

Partner

Google

United States

Alcatel to Support Google’s Daydream Platform With Its Upcoming Flagship Smartphones

As part of Alcatel 's collaboration with Google to support these new VR experiences , Alcatel 's worldwide customers will be able to experience Daydream on future smartphones within the brand 's expanding product portfolio .

1

3/5/2015

Partner

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10

3/3/2015

Partner

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Date

1/9/2018

11/15/2017

5/26/2016

3/5/2015

3/3/2015

Type

Licensee

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Flipkart

ACRCloud

Google

Country

India

China

United States

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News Snippet

CES 2018: Alcatel tablets now available exclusively on Flipkart in India

The partnership will make Flipkart an exclusive sales partner for large screen devices in the region , leveraging their expertise to jointly develop , market and distribute Alcatel products .

Alcatel partners with ACRCloud to use music recognition for local files scanning on the phone

Alcatel , the France based mobile device manufacturer partners with Beijing based audio fingerprinting service provider -- ACRCloud to implement music recognition for local files scanning on the phone .

Alcatel to Support Google’s Daydream Platform With Its Upcoming Flagship Smartphones

As part of Alcatel 's collaboration with Google to support these new VR experiences , Alcatel 's worldwide customers will be able to experience Daydream on future smartphones within the brand 's expanding product portfolio .

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Alcatel Team

14 Team Members

Alcatel has 14 team members, including current President, Bill Bayne.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Bill Bayne

President

Current

Andrew Fairgray

Chief Executive Officer

Former

Edouard Lambelet

Chief Executive Officer

Former

Philippe Keryer

President

Former

Marc Rouanne

President, Chief Operating Officer

Former

Name

Bill Bayne

Andrew Fairgray

Edouard Lambelet

Philippe Keryer

Marc Rouanne

Work History

Title

President

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

President

President, Chief Operating Officer

Status

Current

Former

Former

Former

Former

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