- Octel is a multi-platform provider of networking solutions and voice-mail services.
Octel is a multi-platform provider of networking solutions and voice-mail services. Octel was founded by Robert Cohen, a product manager for a computerized instrumentation equipment company, and Peter Olson, an engineer.
It offers a comprehensive range of communication solutions ranging from a complete, to a proactive maintenance program comprising of onsite and remote access, basic telephone, broadband, leased lines, PRA(Pri)BRA(Bri)VoIP, networking, ISDN and analogue lines, structured cabling, telephony PBX, and many others.
The firm became profitable in 1986, considered a fast takeoff for a startup technology firm. A 1987 ruling court ruling changed telecommunications regulations to allow the regional Bell telephone companies to begin offering telecommunications services like voice mail. They were, however, not allowed to manufacture their own equipment, and several decided to use Octel's equipment in their systems.
Founded in 1994, Octel was purchased by Alcatel-Lucent in 1997.
Past Team (8)Update
Director of Product Management
1995 - Jan, 2001
Operations & Sales
Vice-President International, VP & Managing Director - Europe, Middle East, Africa
1991 - Jan, 1998
Engineering and Product Management
1994 - Jan, 1999
1982 - Jan, 1994
Director of Business Development
1998 - Jan, 2000