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8.4%of revenue
in 2016

Technological challenges

The telecommunications sector is experiencing a period of unprecedented transformation under the combined effect of new entrants (service providers such as Google or Apple, MVNO virtual operators, etc.) and the explosion of data needs that requires world class broadband networks.

Furthermore, the move by the EU to harmonise the European Telecommunications landscape will speed up the trend towards operator concentration, promoting the development of engineering companies that have demonstrated their ability to deliver transnational turnkey Telecom projects. To meet these wants and needs, ALTEN has set up a dedicated European organisation with over 2,000 specialist Telecom engineers.

The technological issues and comprehensive infrastructure deployment needs are considerable, starting with the implementation of fourth generation radio networks and equipment (4G). More generally, all the issues related to very high-speed broadband (LTE – Long Term Evolution), interoperability between operator networks, offloading between radio and Wi-Fi networks and the development of new services to cash in on network investments will be key Telecom challenges to be met in the coming years. They are producing engineering requirements in all areas, from the design and testing of products and equipment to the control of network deployment, areas where ALTEN is ideally positioned.

ALTEN Added value

  • More than 2,000 engineers specialising in Telecommunications;
  • Covering all industry players: operators, suppliers, service and content providers, user companies;
  • Strong positions in several countries: France, Spain, Italy, Benelux, Sweden, Germany and the United States;
  • Competitive nearshore (Romania) and offshore (India) development platforms, serving European and North American projects;
  • A European organisation dedicated to supporting the growth of operators.

Product & Service Supply


range of services

ALTEN offers different service levels to provide the best response to clients’ needs

Alten's 3 services

  • Engineering and Technology Consultancy

    77%of revenue
    in 2016

    Studies and conception of technological products, for technical divisions in industry.

  • Networks, Telecoms and Multimedia

    15%of revenue
    in 2016

    Engineering for product design (terminals or networking equipment) Network architecture, deployment and operation.

  • Information Systems

    8%of revenue
    in 2016

    Customised development of IT systems, for information systems departments in industry, telecoms and the service sector.

ALTEN, the European leader in engineering and technology consulting, provides support for its clients’ development strategies in the fields of innovation, R&D and it systems.

Its 21,300 top engineers carry out studies and conception projects for the technical and information systems divisions of large corporate clients in the industrial, telecommunications and services sectors.


Publication Discover ALTEN’s White Paper “Deploying 4G”

The current situation & Stakeholder challenges
How to boost deployment of 4G networks equipment and devices? How to amplify developments of new usage for 4G technology?


Applications High-flying growth for mobile applications

13.4 billion mobile apps were downloaded in 2013. How do we support you in these services?


Network SDN technology: Why should it interest you?

SDN (Software Defined Networks) will be used to deploy new services much faster and with significantly lower costs.


International Evolution of Telecommunications on a European scale

The aims of Brussels are to simplify regulation, coordinate the allocation of frequency spectra, concentrate the number of players, reduce costs, eliminate roaming charges, better protect network neutrality, bridge Europe’s gap in high-speed broadband and develop the telecom technologies of the future.

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