Recently, Alcatel-Lucent has introduced some enterprise and data center switches which have impressed analysts in that market. The OmniSwitch 10000 is a 5Tbps core switch designed for 40/100G Ethernet support, and the OmniSwitch 6900 top-of-rack switch plays a pivotal role in Alcatel-Lucent's data center architecture.
In enterprise telephony, Alcatel-Lucent is fourth with an 8.9% share of the $12 billion market in 2010, according to Dell'Oro. But that's down from 9.9% in 2008, while leaders Avaya and Cisco and No. 5 NEC have gained share since then.
Siemens is No. 3 in telephony with a 10% share in 2010, down from 11.4% in 2008, according to Dell'Oro.
The growth engine in Alcatel-Lucent's enterprise business is its Gensys contact center software business, which accounts for 75% of the company's enterprise revenue, according to the Reuters story.
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