While Alcatel-Lucent (UNKNOWN:ALU.DL) has long struggled with bearishness around its stock as it faces severe industry headwinds, its head of sales and marketing, Robert Vrij, spoke at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and gave cause for optimism. In this video, Motley Fool tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner tells us that while the company is still struggling in Europe, it does maintain very strong ties with both Verizon (NYSE:VZ) and AT&T (NYSE:T) in the U.S. and is building relationships in the Chinese emerging market as well.

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