The French government is thinking of taking a minority stake in Alcatel-Lucent (ALU -5.6%),...

|By:, SA News Editor

The French government is thinking of taking a minority stake in Alcatel-Lucent (ALU -5.6%), Bloomberg reports, while adding other options are on the table. The government, which has already taken an active interest in the struggling telecom equipment maker, has also reportedly considered encouraging a merger with Nokia Siemens NOK, SI), and is said to be interested in safeguarding ALU's patents (which the company has been trying to monetize). (previous)