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Nokia owns Alcatel Phones / Tablets brand. Licensing agreement with TCL till 2024

This comes as a surprise revelation to everyone. When Nokia acquired Alcatel-Lucent they didn’t mention or announce anything about acquiring Alcatel brand which is used for smartphones and Tablets. It was assumed that Alcatel brand name was acquired by TCL to use in its Alcatel range of smartphones and Tablets.

But seems Nokia may have owned the Alcatel brand by default while acquiring Alcatel Lucent. As per the official statement provided by Nokia to us, it seems Nokia owns Alcatel brand-licensing agreement to TCL. This licensing agreement expires at the end of 2024.

Nokia provided this official statement first to Nokia Mob Blog. Later we reached to them to confirm it and it changes what we knew about Nokia-Alcatel deal.

The Alcatel brand was licensed by Alcatel-Lucent to TCL for mobile phones and devices and this license expires at the end of 2024. When Nokia acquired the assets of Alcatel-Lucent in 2016, this also included licensing agreements for the Alcatel brand.

This is surprising that Nokia never mentioned about this licensing agreement in any of its reports. Nokia PR team refused to provide any more information regarding this licensing agreement with TCL. It will be interesting to know the financial implications of licensing agreement and we will let you know if we come to know more about it.

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  • Dirtrot

    Hehe now they have a phone with windows on it again….hope they update my idol 4s.

  • Could you add the source link (at Nokiamob) to the article? Would be fair, IMO.

    • Kamal

      Via link was added already. Scroll down and check.

  • JLIT99

    Very interesting.. So Nokia owns two famous smartphone brands with licensing agreements. I wonder if they will renew the agreement with TCL after 2024?

    • გიო

      Alcatel was established in 2004 as a joint venture between Alcatel-Lucent 45% and TCL 55%.
      In 2005 the joint venture was dissolved and TCL acquired Alcatel-Lucent’s 45 percent share. Since then, Alcatel became a wholly owned subsidiary group of TCL. Alcatel-Lucent later sold its shares in TCL and is no longer related to the Alcatel mobile phone brand.

      • JLIT99

        That’s what I thought as well. But this quote from Nokia suggests that it was just a licensing agreement.

        • გიო

          TLC Also own BlackBarry Brand Licensing, thas why alcatel onetouch idol 4 and Blackberry DTEK has same Design