Currently, the local subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent group has 1,300 employees, with a large part of the personnel working in the research-development centre in Timişoara.

"We intend to grow mainly the 4G field and the research-development area. We will develop especially the operations in Timisoara, but we’ll also hire personnel in Bucharest ", Petolea said.

Present in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is one of the most important international telecom equipment suppliers.


Locally, the group is present since 1991 and has registered in 2012, 255.1 million lei turnover, compared to 328.4 million the previous year. (source: