Bloomberg – Nokia Buying Alcatel Shows Network Scramble Ahead of 5G Rollout

“In North America and in China, the combined company will be a really strong player,” said Bengt Nordström, the chief executive officer of Northstream, a mobile consultancy. The creation of an entity with the heft to compete directly with Huawei and Ericsson will lead to “a real three-horse race” in the network-equipment market, he said.

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The New York Times - Nokia in Advanced Merger Talks With Alcatel-Lucent

“The industry is in need of consolidation,” said Bengt Nordstrom, co-founder of Northstream, a telecom consulting firm. “After years of growth, the telecom industry is now shrinking. A combination of Nokia and Alcatel was bound to happen at some point.” Read full article Related
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