This blog is by Rajeev Suri, President and CEO of Nokia. Twitter: @nokia
On Tuesday, December 8, I had the opportunity to spend the afternoon in New York as a guest of the New York Stock Exchange. I was invited, along with several of my colleagues, to ring the closing bell in celebration of Nokia’s 150 year anniversary. What a privilege! And what an amazing experience to stand on the famous podium and look over the trading floor.
The closing bell signals the end of another busy trading session, and I think of how it also symbolizes the end of one chapter for Nokia... and the start of another.
When our planned acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent is completed next year, our new company will be an innovation powerhouse with an end-to-end portfolio and leading global positions across our products and services.
This is an exciting time for Nokia and a cause for celebration. In this, our anniversary year, we reflected on Nokia’s long past and continuous transformation. Now, we look to a new year and a great new beginning.
Tuesday’s ceremony at the NYSE was a very memorable and historic occasion. I was proud to stand alongside my colleagues, representing Nokia and its remarkable history. And, what better way to close an extraordinary year? With a new year only weeks away, I look forward to Nokia’s next chapter – creating a leader in next generation technology, innovation and services for a programmable world.
To hear more about the synergies related to Nokia’s acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, please watch this CNBC interview.
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