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  • Today, Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) has filed its preliminary draft about a registration statement on Form F-4 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission concerning the proposed public exchange offer to buy Alcatel-Lucent. The company aims to buy all of the equity securities issued by Alcatel-Lucent via a public exchange offer in the United States and in France whereas Alcatel-Lucent securities would be traded for the company’s shares or Nokia American depositary shares, according to an April 15, 2015 announcement.

    The company settled a deal in April to acquire French rival Alcatel-Lucent in order to better able to repel emerging Chinese competitors. The agreement was aimed at generating a telecommunications equipment company in Europe.

    According to a regulatory filing on Friday, the company will have to pay Alcatel-Lucent about $444.8 million if the Finnish network supplier remains unable to finish its offer to acquire its French rival.

    The company will have to pay Alcatel-Lucent #$%$400 million if the Finnish company does not succeed to have secure regulatory approvals from relevant competition authorities for the transaction, according to the filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

    The filing also consists of lesser termination fees for other eventualities that will hamper a deal, involving #$%$150 million if the company’s shareholders do not get settled upon the deal by approving issue Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) shares, or it has to pay #$%$150 million if French competition authorities do not provide approval. The filing said that the fees sre not cumulative and the company will only be required to pay one fee if the agreement falls through.

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    Looking for new 52 week lows....

    by nysexxx Jul 6, 2015 5:34 AM
    robegratz robegratz Jul 7, 2015 5:55 PM Flag

    The point is that none of us are perfect investors, not even you. I don't want to see anyone lose money but the reality is we pick stocks and some do well and some don't but what matters is at the end of the year we're up. And how we travel that path and how we carry ourselves through good days and bad days is up to us. You made your choice and spoke your words so I react with my words, you like to dish out pain but you don't like receiving it. Too bad! I buy great stocks and hold them win lose or draw and it's working well for me. And I'm still betting Nokia sees $9's.

  • Reply to

    Looking for new 52 week lows....

    by nysexxx Jul 6, 2015 5:34 AM
    robegratz robegratz Jul 7, 2015 3:27 PM Flag

    Oh really? I haven't seen the $5's, have you? Is your iPhone display working okay? When times get tough is when peoples souls are revealed, champ. And your partner is genuine chump through and through, no matter which way Nokia goes. In the beginning was the Word and it still matters too me. Amazing how you too have so much say when Nokia is down. No matter, you have been bashing Nokia since the low $2's.

  • robegratz by robegratz Jul 7, 2015 12:02 AM Flag

    BMW, Volkswagen AG's Audi and Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz compete head-to-head on everything from new models to passenger comforts. But the threat of an Apple car has helped prod them to make a joint bid to acquire Nokia Oyj's Here digital map business, which may fetch as much as $4 billion, people familiar with the matter have said.

  • Reply to

    Looking for new 52 week lows....

    by nysexxx Jul 6, 2015 5:34 AM
    robegratz robegratz Jul 7, 2015 12:01 AM Flag

    Are you now using coal to cook your grilled possum? I guess your putting your coal to good use.

  • robegratz robegratz Jun 26, 2015 7:45 PM Flag

    Sorry about the single block texted, that's not how the article was written. If you search the title of my post it will lead you to that article. Great article filled with lots of good information.

  • Reply to

    I'm a buyer in the $5s....

    by nysexxx Jun 25, 2015 7:00 PM
    robegratz robegratz Jun 25, 2015 9:25 PM Flag

    I'm on the nightrain
    Bottoms up
    I'm on the nightrain
    Fill my cup
    I'm on the nightrain
    Ready to crash and burn
    I never learn
    I'm on the nightrain
    I love that stuff
    I'm on the nightrain
    I can never get enough
    I'm on the nightrain
    Never to return - no

  • Nokia Networks today hosted the India Innovation Day 2015 and showcased some of its futuristic and cutting edge global technologies in the mobile broadband segment. The technologies showcased are aimed at empowering operators in their journey of evolution in order to effectively manage and monetize the surging mobile broadband growth. Nokia’sreal time live demos highlighted company’s innovations inTelco Cloud (VoLTE/ VoWiFi), 5G, Security solutions, Predictive marketing, etc. The experts at the event demonstrated how solutions like Ultra Dense Networks, Telco Cloud, Big Data Analytics and Smart Location Experiences can enable operators to serve huge data demands and optimize spectrum investments. Arno Koch, Head of Business Development, Mobile Broadband, Nokia Networks & Suresh Kalyanasundaram, Senior Specialist, Technology & Innovation Research, Nokia Networks were present at the event. They talked about how Nokia is bringing in cutting edge solutions in the networks business tohelp operators meet their future challenges. At the event, Arno Koch spoke about Evolution to Ultra Dense Networks. He discussed how mobile broadband data continues to surge and keeps on doubling every year especially in megacities and the places where people are gathering. These high density areas are typically considered the seamless multi–layer technology networks carrying huge capacity and coverage enabling good quality for operators’ customers. To satisfy ever increasing data demand, operators need to evolve with flexible and scalable network architecture to modernize, re-farm and add more capacity into their macro layer and building new small cells. For doing this, an infrastructure needs to re-engineer to avoid OPEX growth while data keeps adding. Furthermore, Suresh Kalyanasundaram discussed about FutureWorks including 5G and Internet of things. FutureWorks represents concepts, innovations and technologies that demonstrate possibilities (not commitments) for our future portfolio and roadmaps. As part of it, Nokia is heavily engagedin demonstrating leadership in internal and collaborative 5G research such as 5GPPP, METIS, NYU and few others. Nokia is also collaborating with some of the top operators likeNTT docomo in Japan and SK Telecom in Korea for example. Here are some of the futuristic technologies that were demonstrated at the 2015 chapter of Nokia India Innovation Day: Telco Cloud: VoLTE/ VoWiFi With LTE getting introduced in India, and with the availability of iPhone6 which supports VoLTE, operators are moving to support Voice on LTE for their existing 2G/3G subscribers.With VoWiFi, an operator can provide operator controlled voice over WiFi networks which is especially useful to provide the indoor coverage when LTE/2G/3G is not in place. During the event, Nokia showcased live VoLTE and VoWiFi calls. 5G The focus is to explore the future of 5G wireless technology.The 5G E2E demo showcased a virtual journey into 5G anddemonstrated how the path to 5G will not be a single technology but a consistent set of technologies that supports wireless communication for mobile networks, which can be extended to support various industry verticals as well. The company also talked about the key challenges in 5G era. Security Solutions It showcased Nokia Mobile Guard which has an analytics engine that “listens” and “analyzes” the traffic for MBB – and searches for patterns that are consistent with malware behavior. With the usage of Mobile Guard, the operators will be benefitted as it will ensure efficient and clean network with 24*7 real time monitoring and automated actions in the advent of fraud by providing protection for all subscribers, independent of device type and antivirus installed or not. Predictive Services These services expand the use of big data insights to deep network element level which detects and resolves issues before they impact customers, even weeks ahead using in-house Automated Health Check & Predictive Troubleshooting engines with expert Care services. The predictive analysis by Nokia is a path breaking initiative and is a congruence of Big Data platform and Managed Services. Predictive Marketing Campaigns Predictive marketing campaigns are based on customer experience. The demo showcased the power of combining CEM on Demand with Mobile Marketing Suite for insights intocustomer experience and behavior and the outcomes measured in-real time, all shown in a user friendly interface. Partner demos Nokia sees partnering as a strategic pillar to become the world's end-to-end mobile connectivity expert. With an entrepreneurial approach, the Partner Business Unit (PBU) develops Nokia’s partner business globally by extending the Nokia partner ecosystem and by creating and enhancing alternative sales channels. - See more at:

  • robegratz robegratz Jun 22, 2015 10:14 PM Flag

    Thanks Josh for the itemized break down. Definitely Apple helped a lot.

  • Reply to

    This company is rudderless!

    by nysexxx Jun 22, 2015 8:24 PM
    robegratz robegratz Jun 22, 2015 8:48 PM Flag

    Night Train Express and grilled possums make you think crazy and lazy thoughts.

  • robegratz robegratz Jun 22, 2015 6:24 PM Flag

    You and I are guessing, we just don't know yet. But we do know that Nokia's licensing revenue was up big last quarter. From what?

  • robegratz robegratz Jun 22, 2015 5:46 PM Flag

    No! 150 year old company using its brains, and existing brand name coupled with its existing IP from many years of R&D development and trying to turn it into cash. It's really simple not much to it, either it works or it doesn't.

  • robegratz robegratz Jun 22, 2015 5:41 PM Flag

    Yup, and South Korea will not make a difference anyway.

  • My guess is yes and the increase in IT revenue this past quarter may be a sign of more to come. Here is an article from Fortune:
    Nokia used to be the world’s top phone-maker. Now the company wants to reclaim some of its faded glory.

    Nokia ( [“NOK” ) CEO Rajeev Suri recently told the German business monthly Manager Magazin that the company plans to design mobile phones once again. Next year, mobile phone manufacturers will be able to license the brand.

    “We will look for suitable partners,” Suri told the magazine.

    The Finnish company had previously been barred from re-entering the market. In 2013, when Microsoft ( MSFT 0.28% ) agreed to buy its phone business for more than $7 billion, it stipulated that Nokia would have to stay out until 2016. The tech giant — which hoped compete with rivals such as Apple and its iPhone, and Samsung and its Galaxy — instead picked up a loss-making business that claimed a measly 3% market share, according to Reuters. Its devices barely made a dent in the consumer world.

    Clarifying the business’ reentry, Suri said: “Microsoft makes mobile phones. We would simply design them and then make the brand name available to license.”

    Last week Microsoft manager Stephen Elop, who had left to lead Nokia before rejoining to steer Microsoft’s mobile handset business after its acquisition, left again. The move signaled to industry watchers that Microsoft is refocusing from hardware to software.

    In fact, Nokia already has a mobile device on the market: the N1 Android tablet, which it makes in partnership with Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn. Given that relationship, some speculate that Nokia’s new phones could be Android-based and assembled with the help of that company.

    Earlier this year, Nokia bought the French-American networking company Alcatel-Lucent for $17 billion to help gain a foothold in the U.S. It is also in the midst of looking to sell HERE, its maps business. Though companies ranging from the car service Uber to German automaker BMW have demonstrated interest in the business, Suri has not tipped his hand as to who may win the deal.

    “Anybody who can improve the business in the long run is a good buyer,” he said.

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