France Said to Weigh Alcatel Investment Among Possible Options

France Said to Weigh Alcatel Investment Among Possible Options

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A government investment in Alcatel-Lucent would be a new chapter in the history of a one-time French industrial giant, with former operations ranging from spaceflight to cutting-edge theoretical physics, that’s been weakened by Asian competition and slower spending on network equipment by mobile carriers.