Nokia says it is in advanced discussions to acquire the French telecommunications company Alcatel-Lucent.
In a brief statement Tuesday, the Helsinki-based mobile technology concern said the two companies are in advanced negotiations "with respect to a potential full combination which would take the form of a public exchange offer by Nokia for Alcatel-Lucent."
However, Nokia said there was no certainty that the talks would result in an agreement or transaction.
No further details were immediately available. Nokia said that a further announcement would be made when appropriate.