Nokia set to take over rival telecoms company, Alcatel-Lucent

Last month, the EU Commission approved the acquisition by Finnish company, Nokia, of its rival, Alcatel-Lucent. The $17 billion merger will see Nokia becoming the second largest telecoms equipment manufacturer in the world (behind Ericsson) and well placed to compete with its European and Chinese rivals.

French company, Alcatel-Lucent is a world leader in IP networking, ultra-broadband and Cloud technology, whilst Nokia’s focus is on network infrastructure software, hardware and services. The deal, which is expected to complete in the first half of 2016, will see Nokia shareholders owning 66.5% of the company and the remainder by Alcatel-Lucent investors.

MF Communications supplies a wide range of Alcatel-Lucent business telephones, hardware and PBX systems. This includes manufacturer-discontinued equipment that has been fully remanufactured to as-new quality. A recent deal involved supplying $65,000 of Alcatel-Lucent telecoms equipment to a company in the Middle East, where demand for legacy equipment is high. In particular, fully remanufactured, digital phones, supplied boxed, as new.

Alcatel-Lucent offers from MF Communications include the 8 series IP Touch, a user-friendly, fully IP-enabled range, designed for use in any modern office. Features include quality audio and a large, high resolution screen, a number of programmable buttons and web-based XML business applications.