, the Paris-based telecommunications equipment supplier, said Tuesday that second-quarter results will easily beat forecasts thanks to demand for cell-phone networks.

In a preliminary report, the company said it expects to earn about 16 cents per American depositary share in the second quarter, with revenue rising 8% from a year ago to $3.82 billion. The earnings estimate includes tax and capital gains. Analysts surveyed by Thomson First Call were predicting earnings of 14 cents a share.

"This higher-than-expected revenue growth resulted from a strong momentum in IP routing and optical transmission, mobile communications and enterprise solutions," Alcatel said in a statement, adding that operating margin in the quarter should be 8% of revenue.

Alcatel plans to report full second-quarter results on July 28.