Alcatel-Lucent Merger a `Defining Moment'

Giving the combined entity a total of 23,000 engineers, the union will mean more-intensive R&D, said CEO Russo at ITU Telecom World

The $11.6 billion merger of equipment makers Alcatel and Lucent is a "defining moment" for the global telecoms industry, Alcatel-Lucent CEO Patricia Russo told the Show Daily yesterday.

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