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Mallinson: Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent and the last of the network equipment mega-mergers

Nokia's integration of Alcatel-Lucent following the proposed acquisition of its rival will be difficult and messy. Some significant rewards will take many years to achieve, if ever. However, very large research and development demands with economies of scale and scope in 4G, 5G and with fixed-mobile network convergence make this kind of transaction inevitable and indispensable.

Analysts: Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent likely to face integration challenges for years to come

Nokia's $16.6 billion deal to acquire Alcatel-Lucent would bring together two large network vendors that have each gone through major mergers of their own that have been difficult, to say the least. Although the companies' leaders are defending the deal, some analysts are skeptical that the firms can pull off such a merger without major integration headaches.

U.S. wireless carriers to face fewer vendor options as Nokia moves to buy Alcatel-Lucent

Nokia agreed to purchase Alcatel-Lucent in a $16.6 billion (€15.6 billion) deal that would form a powerhouse to rival Ericsson and Huawei in the global market for telecom equipment. In the United States, the deal could create a company that could challenge Ericsson's leading position.

Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent confirm talks to create world's largest wireless network gear vendor

Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent confirmed they are in talks for Nokia to acquire Alcatel-Lucent in a merger that could give the combined company more fighting weight against Ericsson and Huawei in the network gear market. According to research firm IDC, the combined company would become the world's largest wireless network equipment vendor.

Reports: Nokia could sell HERE mapping biz, might use funds for Alcatel-Lucent bid

Nokia is considering selling its HERE mapping unit to focus more on wireless network gear, according to multiple reports.

Reports: Intel and base station chipset specialist Altera cut off deal talks amid dispute over price

Silicon maker Altera has broken off talks about a potential acquisition by chipset giant Intel, according to multiple reports, apparently after a disagreement over the price.

FreedomPop aims to wrap up M&A talks in the next 4-6 weeks, CEO says

Sprint MVNO FreedomPop expects to know whether it will enter into a strategic deal with another company in the next four to six weeks, according to CEO Stephen Stokols. The company is also pushing ahead with its normal business, unveiling a new software feature that will make the handoff between VoIP and cellular calls more seamless.

Sprint pays $131M to settle class-action lawsuit over Nextel merger claims

Sprint agreed to pay a $131 million settlement to end a class-action lawsuit brought by investors, who had argued that the carrier fraudulently inflated its stock and bond prices by hiding the health of the company following its 2005 merger with Nextel.

Charter's $10.4B bid to buy Bright House could affect wireless players

Making the rumors a reality, Charter Communications said it plans to buy rival MSO Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion. It's unclear how such the deal might affect the wireless industry, but both companies are players in various wireless initiatives.

Reports: Intel likely to buy chipmaker Altera for more than $10B, gaining base station silicon specialist

Intel is in advanced talks to buy chipset vendor Altera Corp., according to multiple reports, in a deal that could top more than $10 billion. Altera makes specialized chips that are widely used in cellular base stations, so the deal could be a way for Intel to get a tighter grip of the wireless market while it is trying to get its silicon into more mobile devices.