French-American telecoms group Alcatel-Lucent said on Friday it remained a critical supplier of third generation wireless technology to U.S. telecoms group AT&T.

The group responded to a Financial Times report which said it could lose some AT&T business to rival Ericsson.

We continue to be a critical W-CDMA supplier to AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent said in a statement.

Our market share has remained relatively stable and we continue to work to meet our commitments to maintain our market share. To speculate otherwise is both inaccurate and misleading.