A1 Telekom Austria has completed the acquisition of NTT’s Austrian traditional fixed telephony operation Alcatel-Lucent Voice Business. The transaction, which was announced in November 2020, received the necessary antitrust approvals from the Federal Competition Authority and the Federal Ministry for Digitisation and Economic Affairs (BMDW). Through Alcatel-Lucent Voice Business, NTT provided 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 going forward. Operational takeover is set to begin next month.
‘We are pleased that the takeover has now been officially approved. With the acquisition, we are expanding our product portfolio in the business segment and are able to further expand our ICT business with convergent solutions,’ stated Martin Resel, CCO of Enterprise A1 Austria, adding: ‘With the proven specialists from NTT, who will strengthen our team, seamless and high quality customer service is also guaranteed.’