Alcatel-Lucent is selling it 49.9% stake in fiber cable firm Draka Comteq to majority owner Draka Holdings for $301 million. The company was formed just three years ago when Alcatel (previous to the Lucent deal) spun off its fiber and communications cable assets into the joint venture. Some observers are speculating that Alcatel-Lucent is building up cash for potential acquisitions, though getting out of a non-core business to bring focus back on the core is a solid idea given the mega-vendor's ongoing restructuring.
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