|| Alex Giosa (right) President of Alcatel-Lucent Canada, today received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from i-CANADA and the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) representative Barry Gander.
"Alex and Alcatel-Lucent have contributed strongly to Canada's reputation as a communications power-house," stated Mr. Gander. "He has planted the seeds for the future with work on next-generation equipment, and contributions to the development of industry clusters." Alcatel-Lucent employs more than 3,000 people in Canada, with the majority focused on developing next generation technologies: IP, Optics, broadband access, wireless and management systems - products being developed here in Canada and used by leading service providers and governments globally.
Also, Alcatel-Lucent has been involved in the First Responder LTE Test-Bed, a joint project with i-CANADA, CATA and the University of Ottawa. "I am pleased with the meaningful work we are doing to support First Responders," said Mr. Giosa. "The LTE Test-Bed we are developing with the First Responder partners will provide a platform on which they can experience their future."
Alex Giosa has had a long career in telecommunications beginning in 1977 and has included executive positions at Bell Canada, President of Lucent Technologies Canada and since the merger in 2006, President of Alcatel-Lucent Canada.
The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost research centers, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry.
With operations throughout the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2012 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.