Telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent
There's no way we are cutting our staff by 25 percent, he said. We are in a different situation because we have quickly turned towards the network technologies of the future.
Nokia Siemens Networks, the world's second-largest maker of mobile phone network equipment, said in November it was axing 17,000 jobs, nearly a quarter of its workforce, to help save about 1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) a year.
Verwaayen also reconfirmed Alcatel-Lucent's aim to generate cash flow in 2012. He added that the repatriation of cash from Chinese unit Alcatel Shanghai Bell is possible, but it's a long process.
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(Reporting by Elena Berton; Editing by Himani Sarkar)