Update 1: according to Reuters
, France Telecom has expressed its interest in principle in Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), citing that France Telecom has been looking for months at how ASN and its FT Marine unit could work better together.
Update 2: according to Reuters
, France's sovereign wealth fund FSI will bid on Alcatel-Lucent's submarine business at 600-700 million euros. The French government is concerned about Alcatel-Lucent's intellectual property could fall into the hands of foreign banks.