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Nokia pulls trigger on Alcatel-Lucent buy

Well, that didn't take long. A day after admitting they were in acquisition talks, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent have announced they have reached a deal for Nokia to purchase its French competitor in an all-stock transaction worth €15.6 billion ($16.7 billion). Current Nokia President and CEO Rajeev Suri (above) is in line to lead the new company.

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Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent confirm merger talks

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CALIENT LightConnect Fabric Manager enables virtualization of data center pods

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INDATEL selects Cyan for 100G upgrade

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Zayo jumps into video transport

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Global Capacity adds MPLS VPN to service mix

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Level 3 connects Vyvx video fiber-optic network to additional sports venues

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by Stephen Hardy
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