I think this might be the very first post that I've started after all these years on GZ, and I can't seem to find the right place for it so I thought I'd post it here.  Mods please feel free to move it to the correct forum if this isn't the right one - thanks in advance!

Anyway, I stumbled upon this piece of news from AsiaOne - Nokia to buy Alcatel-Lucent in all-share dealIt seeemd that AsiaOne got their source from Reuters, so I had a look at Reuters' website and found this - Nokia buys Alcatel-Lucent to grow in telecom gear.

Anyway, I must say the news is a little bit of a surprise, although there has been speculation going on for a number of years about a Nokia - Alcatel-Lucent "merger".  However, those never moved beyond "speculation"...

I wonder what will be in store for the New Zealand Telecommunications scene - interesting times ahead...


Note: Edited the original post to get the linked news articles to open in a new window.