Alcatel-Lucent inaugurates new training center at the “École Supérieure Multinationale des Télécommunications (ESMT)” in Senegal

20 octobre 2021 Pierre Perrin-Monlouis

Dakar, June 3, 2009 — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced the inauguration of a new training center hosted on the premises of the “École Supérieure Multinationale des Télécommunications” (ESMT) in Senegal. The launch of the center follows the signature of a partnership agreement between Alcatel-Lucent and ESMT to jointly promote education and skills development in the field of mobile telecommunication services in Senegal.

This joint project will ensure that scholars at the ESMT are equipped with the relevant and practical curriculum and that they are trained using the latest technological platforms; which will in effect have a positive and significant role in the improvement of skills in the field of telecommunications services in Western and Central Africa.

Under the terms of the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent supplied and installed equipment and platforms for the development of this training center; while ESMT hosted the center on its premises. The training center is comprised of a transmission platform and a GSM Base Station System (BSS) platform.

Mohamadou Arabani Saibou, director of the ESMT pointed out that this agreement is one more step in “the long and fruitful cooperation” between Alcatel-Lucent and the ESMT, and will enable both entities to contribute to the development of skills in Senegal and the quality of education in the country as well across Western and Central Africa.

“The opening of this state-of-the art training center at the heart of Western and Central Africa reflects Alcatel-Lucent’s commitment to learning, while enhancing the proficiency and performance of telecommunications skills in the region. The center confirms Alcatel-Lucent’s ongoing investment in bringing world-class knowledge and expertise to Africa,” said Fréderic Sallet, vice-president of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in Northern, Western and Central Africa.

About ESMT
The ESMT (École Supérieure Multinationale des Télécommunications) is a multinational institution, which includes 17 nationalities, and is based in Senegal. It is the only Centre of Excellence for French-speaking countries in Africa that is dedicated to the studies of telecoms and IT. ESMT is supported by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Activities Offers various diplomas based on IT & technical skills for professionals in West Africa (engineers, diplomas, certificates, technicians, etc.). For more information, visit ESMT on the Internet:

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16.98 billion in 2008 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:

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