Nokia to launch Security unit after Alcatel-Lucent decides to sell network security biz

Nokia is stepping up its telecom network security focus with the launch of a dedicated Security unit. Earlier, Alcatel-Lucent, one of the rivals of Nokia, decided to sell its network security biz to Thales.

Last week, Alcatel-Lucent said it will sell its cyber-security services and communications security business to Thales, a top vendor in the Aerospace & Transportation and the Defense & Security markets. The divestment of Alcatel-Lucent’s network security assets to Thales will enable Alcatel-Lucent to expand its commercial proposition in cyber-security.

Alcatel-Lucent to sell cyber-security services and communications security biz to Thales

Earlier, Alcatel-Lucent decided to exit from its enterprise business.


Nokia in a statement said its new products will have built-in security, enhance the portfolio of security products and services, and develop business models around telecom security.

The new unit will be part of Mobile Broadband organization.

Earlier, Nokia 2014 Customer Acquisition and Retention Study Report said that 75 percent of customers consider security to be the operator’s responsibility. A significant portion of mobile subscribers are likely to switch operator in case of security issues, and they are willing to pay extra for reliable security protection.

Recently, Nokia announced plans to launch a Mobile Broadband Security Center in Berlin for knowledge exchange with customers, business and research partners, and public authorities.

TelecomLead News Team