Alcatel-Lucent is likely to sell its cyber-security services and communications security business to Thales, a vendor in the Aerospace & Transportation and the Defense & Security markets.
Negotiations between Thales and Alcatel-Lucent are currently on.
Recently, Alcatel-Lucent decided to exit from its enterprise business.
Thales is planning to acquire cyber-security services and communications security biz of Alcatel–Lucent as part of a strategic partnership to provide end-to-end solutions for securing networks, said Alcatel.
The divestment of Alcatel-Lucent’s network security assets to Thales will enable Alcatel-Lucent to expand its commercial proposition in cyber-security.
The plan to exit from the network security business is part of Alcatel-Lucent’s The Shift Plan strategy announced last year.
Alcatel-Lucent will offer existing and new customers secured end-to-end network security solutions, combining its security expertise in telecom products with complementary services provided by Thales.
As part of the agreement, Thales will grow its business in cyber-security.
Alcatel-Lucent’s cyber-security services and communications security activities are mainly located at three sites in France – Villarceaux, near Paris, Toulouse and Orvault near Nantes – and in three other European countries (Germany, Belgium, UK).
Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, said: “Following the partnerships signed with Qualcomm and Intel, this strategic partnership with Thales illustrates Alcatel Lucent’s strategy to reposition itself as a specialist in IP networks, cloud technologies and secured ultra broadband access.”
TelecomLead News Team