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Alcatel-Lucent

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According to Alcatel-Lucent's 2012 Annual Report on Form 20-F, the company notes its ongoing activities linked to Iran, in accordance with Section 219 of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012. In the report, Alcatel specifically states that none of its U.S. affiliates are connected to these activities (2012 Annual Report on Form 20-F, December 31, 2012).

Alcatel-Lucent reported that it and its subsidiary, Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks each have arrangements to provide hardware repair, maintenance, and testing "for the benefit of" Iranian firm Telecom Infrastructure Company (TIC) for telecommunications network equipment previously sold to Iranian customers. "During 2012, Alcatel Lucent’s gross revenues received from these activities involving TIC were approximately €454,000 and net profits were approximately €14,000" (2012 Annual Report on Form 20-F, December 31, 2012).

Alcatel-Lucent also has a contract with a consortium of telecom companies to supply hardward repair and other services to their South East Asia Middle East Western Europe 3 (SMW3) submarine cable network, according to the company's SEC filing. TCI is a member of the consortium (2012 Annual Report on Form 20-F, December 31, 2012).

The company supplied telecommunications network equipment and services to PATSA, a private Iranian firm, according to the company's SEC filing. The equipment was for the metro rail in Shiraz operated by the Shiraz Urban Rail Organization (SURO) (2012 Annual Report on Form 20-F, December 31, 2012).

Alcatel-Lucent also supplied telecommunications equipment and services to Elmatco, a private Iranian company, according to the company. The equipment was set to be used by a group of Iranian government owned companies including Esfahan Regional Electric Company (EREC), Iran Power Distribution Company (IPDC) and Gharb Regional Electric Company (GHREC). Alcatel-Lucent noted, "We intend to fulfill our remaining obligations under our existing contracts with Elmatco, subject to compliance with applicable laws, but we do not plan to renew or extend these contracts" (2012 Annual Report on Form 20-F, December 31, 2012).

Date: March 2004 - Unclear

Deal: In March 2004, according to an Iranian publication, France's Alcatel signed a deal with Asre Danesh Afzar, an Iranian network provider with both public and private clients, to provide and support DSL lines across Iran (Payvand (Iran), March 23, 2004). The current status of the project is unclear.

Date: April 2004 - Unclear

Deal: Alcatel was awarded a contract to design, supply, and install all of the communications systems needed for phases 6 – 8 of South Pars in April 2004, according to an Iranian publication. The contract was given by the joint venture company TIJD that includes Iran's Industrial Development & Renovation Organization, the Japanese firms JCG Corporation and Toyo Engineering Corporation, and South Korea's Daelim Industrial (Payvand (Iran), April 4, 2004). The current status of the project is unclear.

Date: February 2014

According to Reuters, the company took part in a French trade mission to Iran in order to explore new business opportunities with Iran after the interim nuclear deal was reached between Iran and the P5+1 (Reuters, February 12, 2014).

U.S. Business Ties: In 2006, Alcatel completed a merger with U.S. company Lucent Technologies, becoming Alcatel-Lucent, according to the company's website (Alcatel Website, accessed June 16, 2010). Alcatel-Lucent has received several U.S. federal government contracts. According to USASpending.gov, the company received over $64 million in contracts in 2009, the majority of which came from the Department of Defense (USASpending.gov, accessed June 15, 2010).

According to Business Wire, Alcatel continues to have a large U.S. presence. It also continues to receive large government contracts from the U.S. with a majority still coming from the Department of Defense (Business Wire, February 12, 2014)

Last Updated: July 3, 2014