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There are rumors about talks at the Nokia board about considering a buy out of Alcatel Lucent. Considering that Alcatel Lucent is bleeding in cash and not doing well financially this might be their way out. 

 

What do you guys think?

 

http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/reports-nokias-board-considering-nsn-deal-alcatel-lucent/2013-09-26

 

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304526204579097711244440486.html

 

 

 

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I would have no problems with that as long as NOK is willing to pay a nice premium for ALU. Perhaps ERIC and/or some other companies might also take an interest and start a bidding war. That would be ideal imho  B) .

 

The Alcatel-Lucent patent portfolio is pretty extensive and could make for a nice asset in the hands of the right company.

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My hope is that LG tries to copy Samsung and buys Alcatel-Lucent (the network division, to be clear) so that Alcatel-Lucent could have the funding it needs while not taking a player out of the market.

 

I never thought about it it that way though.  Imagine LG network infrastructure equipment division.  The big question is will it provide timely software updates like it doesn't do on its LG mobile phone division.

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I never thought about it it that way though.  Imagine LG network infrastructure equipment division.  The big question is will it provide timely software updates like it doesn't do on its LG mobile phone division.

I don't think it would be a big problem, what I would do is leave it on it's own while LG works on integrating it, while giving it the cash it needs to compete with Samsung/NSN/Ericsson.

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I think Nokia is the best partner for Alcatel, and I'm betting that the best company for improving the AlLu markets is NSN. 

Actually I think you mean Lucent, they were the ones with the network stuff while Alcatel makes phones.

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Actually I think you mean Lucent, they were the ones with the network stuff while Alcatel makes phones.

Alcatel made network equipment pre-merger as well. I meant AlLu and it came out Alcatel. 

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Alcatel made network equipment pre-merger as well. I meant AlLu and it came out Alcatel. 

Oh wow I didn't realize they made network equipment before the merger. It would hilarious though if Microsoft bought them just to troll Nokia.

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