Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent Thursday celebrated their first day of combined operations, marking the completion of Nokia’s latest transformation and the creation of a global leader in technology and services for an IP-connected world.
With the development, Nokia has gone through “a fundamental transformation,” Risto Siilasmaa, Chairman of the Nokia Board of Directors says amid the two tech giant’s merger.
“Over 99% of our more than 100 000 employees did not carry a Nokia badge just three short years ago. Our earnings, market cap and growth opportunities have multiplied. We have a powerful guiding vision of the Programmable World, an extremely capable management team and a strong ambition to innovate and lead. We move forward with excitement, confidence and an ability to continue to challenge the status quo”, the Chairman of the Nokia Board of Directors says.
[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”Rajeev Suri, Nokia President and CEO”]Today’s pace of technological change, driven by the transition to 5G, the Internet of Things and the cloud, “is demanding extraordinary new capabilities from the network.”[/blockquote]