Motorola-Siemens In Talks?

Siemens, which sold off its mobile handset business to BenQ is said to be exploring the sale of its communications business, aka Siemens Communications, according to a German news daily. Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung reports on rumors of talks between Siemens and Motorola.

It was reported earlier that company might consider breaking up parts of its business and selling them off on piece meal basis. German publication Manager Magazin reported that there were talks between Siemens an Nokia.

All this is simple speculation, but one cannot deny that the telecom equipment industry is going through a serious realignment largely because of shrinking service provider base, and competition from low-cost suppliers from China.

The networks themselves are going through a change, creating new opportunities for some, and snatching away business from others. Lucent-Alcatel merger is only the beginning of an industry wide consolidation, many predict.

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