Nokia owns Alcatel Phones / Tablets brand
Licensing agreement with TCL till 2024
NPU Mar 15

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.

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.
- Nokia