A flurry of articles are now out there in cyberspace hinting that Alcatel and Lucent may not merge after all. The telecom market seems to have already responded to this deal and competitors have been repositioning themselves to compete with a single telecom service provider giant. If the deal doesn’t go through it may now put Lucent and Alcatel at a disadvantage.
Update: Alcatel-Lucent: One Step Closer
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Alcatel to buy Nortel's UMTS business
Nortel sells UMTS business to Alcatel for $320m
Alcatel to buy part of Nortel wireless unit
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French Firm against Lucent-Alcatel Deal