Alcatel and Fujitsu form joint venture

Alcatel and Fujitsu have announced their intention to join forces to work on third generation mobile communications.

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By  Peter Conmy Published  August 5, 2000

Alcatel and Fujitsu have announced their intention to join forces to work on third generation mobile communications.

The new company will manufacturer and develop 3G systems, with particular focus on producing network systems.

The combined joint venture will be able to call upon the expertise of more than 2000 engineers. It will will concentrate on product definition and marketing, research and development and manufacturing for high-quality mobile communications radio infrastructure, including GSM and forthcoming developments including GPRS and EDGE, and 3G.

The joint venture aims to capitalise on the strengths of both companies - Fujitsu in development of UMTS with Japanese Telco NTT DoCoMo, and Alcatel in the GSM market.

Strong Alliance

Alcatel will own the lions share of the company (66%) and be responsible for marketing of the venture in Europe; Fujitsu will hold the rest of the shares and deal with marketing in the Far East.
Jean-Piere of Alcatel stated that the alliance was a major step forward for Alcatel's mobile activities.

“The creation of an Alcatel-Fujitsu company,” he said”, offers the opportunity to have a UMTS offering ahead of the competition while ensuring efficient and cost-effective use of R&D resources and skills."

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