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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "Alcatel"?

Alcatel-Lucent is a French based telecommunications company that creates software and hardware in the mobile space. The company is arguably best known for producing budget and affordable products, with the mobile phone division once majority owned by Chinese brand TCL. Indeed, Alactel-Lucent sold its 45% stake in the Alcatel mobile brand to TCL and now has nothing to do with the hardware company that bears its name.

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