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Nokia gets EU green light for Alcatel-Lucent acquisition

Nokia said on Friday it has received approval from the European Commission (EC) for its planned €15.6 billion ($17 billion) merger with Alcatel-Lucent, clearing an important hurdle in its pursuit of the rival telecoms equipment manufacturer.

Alcatel-Lucent says smartphone users prefer self-service apps to operator helpdesks

Alcatel-Lucent revealed that smartphone users in four key global markets increasingly would prefer to access operators' customer service functions via a mobile application than a call centre.

Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent: the French connection

Just a day after announcing they were in "advanced discussions with respect to a potential full combination," Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent on Wednesday revealed full details of their plans to combine under the Nokia brand, with headquarters in Finland, a strong presence in France and Nokia boss Rajeev Suri as CEO.

Alcatel-Lucent's 2015 turnaround may become a reality

Alcatel-Lucent may be able to make good on its promise of delivering positive free cash flow for the first time since the two telecom companies merged in 2006. CEO Michel Combes said during the company's year-end and fourth-quarter earnings call that free cash flow is a goal of the company's turnaround, which he expects to happen by year-end.

Huawei takes on the 100G PON challenge

Huawei is adding some heat to the emerging 100G PON optical access space by introducing its own time and wavelength division multiplexed passive optical network (TWDM PON) system.

Alcatel-Lucent CEO: 'We are back and here to stay'

Alcatel-Lucent's CEO said the company remains on track to reach its goal of becoming free cash flow positive by next year. And he said the company will be able to persist against its larger rivals like Ericsson and Huawei.

Report: Google Fiber starts Austin buildout

A published report indicates that Google Fiber has begun its anticipated buildout in Austin, Texas, but that the company will miss its original deadline to start connecting homes by the middle of 2014.

Zain Saudi signs network deals worth €882M

Zain Saudi Arabia said it has signed infrastructure supply contracts worth 4.5 billion riyals (€882 million/$1.2 billion) to develop and expand its network.

Alcatel-Lucent urges operators to move away from 'one size fits all' approach to data

NICE, France--Better usage of network analytics tools would provide a more granular picture of how much data is being used for which services and products, enabling operators to provide more customised and targeted services to end users, according to an Alcatel-Lucent executive.

Alcatel-Lucent wins LTE network expansion deal from Etisalat

Alcatel-Lucent said on Monday it has won a contract to extend the LTE network of United Arab Emirates-based operator Etisalat in an expansion of an existing relationship between the two companies that began in December 2011.