NTT in Austria has agreed to sell its traditional fixed telephony operation Alcatel-Lucent Voice Business to A1 Telekom Austria. Through Alcatel-Lucent Voice Business, NTT provides services to small companies, hotels, authorities, hospitals and large corporations, but the firm is repositioning itself for the future and will concentrate on the core IT areas of the group in the future. The completion of the transaction is subject to obtaining the necessary antitrust approvals, with the operational takeover set to take place from April 2021.
‘We are pleased that with the planned acquisition of the telephony business we are not only rounding off our product portfolio, but are also strengthening our team with specialists from NTT,’ commented Marcus Grausam, CEO of A1 Telekom Austria, adding: ‘Together we will continue to look after our customers in the best possible way and we can further expand our ICT business with convergent solutions. A1 is a recognised, reliable partner in the business segment with many years of expertise and innovative solutions.’