With the pending purchase of Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia gets a strong position in the emerging SDN market. But will Nokia value what Nuage has to offer?
Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) said Wednesday it plans a €15.6 billion (US$16.6 billion) takeover of Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU), approved by both companies’ boards of directors. As part of the Alcatel-Lucent package, Nokia gets ownership of Nuage Networks , a wholly owned AlcaLu subsidiary that’s been making strides in SDN. (See Nokia & Alcatel-Lucent: What’s Going On? and Nokia Makes €15.6B Bid for Alcatel-Lucent.)