Infrastructure and services provider Nokia Siemens Networks has announced that it is to outsource a portion of its own activities to Finnish managed services player Tieto. Meanwhile the conclusion of one of the vendor’s own outsourcing deals, with Brazilian mobile operator Oi, has allowed it to cut another 3,500 workers from its roster.
Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) will extend its TD-LTE technology to support the 1.9GHz frequency bands, in a move that will enable operators to use existing 1.9GHz spectrum to provide LTE services. The vendor has now upgraded its Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station to support 1.9GHz TD-LTE and will be conducting trials of its capabilities in China. The offering is expected to be commercially available by Q4 2012.
Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has sold its fixed-wireless broadband business as it continues with its restructuring programme. The vendor announced that privately held Spanish firm, CN Tetragen, has bought the business, although no financial terms were disclosed.
NSN CEO Rajeev Suri gave his assessment of NSN’s current position in the infrastructure market and labelled the market as one that “consistently over-promises and under-delivers”, while outlining plans to buck that trend at Mobile World Congress. Suri said that, despite the firm’s restructuring – which is seeing the firm trim some 17,000 staff from its workforce – those writing off the vendor’s chances in the market do so prematurely.
Operators will soon be able double mobile broadband speeds for consumers at the edge of a base station cell, by allowing devices to connect with a second base station that serves a neighbouring cell. Nokia Siemens Networks and Qualcomm will be jointly demonstrating the HSPA+ Multiflow feature at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Mobile infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) confirmed Wednesday that it is cutting 4,100 jobs in Germany and Finland. The move is part of the company’s plans to reduce its headcount by 17,000 – almost a quarter of its 74,000 global workforce – by the end of 2013.
Nokia-Siemens Networks (NSN) has announced that it is selling its broadband access unit to US firm Adtran, as it continues to undergo a major restructuring. The mobile infrastructure vendor has already sold its Moto WiMAX unit to infrastructure player NewNet Communication Technologies and its microwave business to DragonWave.
Infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks said Tuesday that it is selling off the WiMAX equipment portfolio acquired from Motorola Solutions as part of a wider deal earlier this year. The division will be sold to messaging and infrastructure player NewNet Communication Technologies for an undisclosed sum, along with around 300 employees, as well as active customer and supplier contracts.
Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has announced that it plans to axe 17,000 jobs from its global workforce by the end of 2013. The company said that the job cuts are part of a move to target end-to-end mobile network infrastructure and services, with a particular emphasis on mobile broadband.
We speak to Jukka Luoma, head of product management, voice and IP transformation, Nokia Siemens Networks, following the announcement that the company won the Best LTE Core Network Product category at the LTE North America Awards 2011, held last week in Dallas, Texas, USA.
The LTE North America awards 2011 are taking place on the 8th November 2011 at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, Texas, USA. The awards celebrate the innovation and excellence in that has taken place over the past 12 months in the LTE industry and features 60 nominees across 9 categories. In the lead up to the awards, we are featuring close looks at each of the companies shortlisted and here we bring you a preview of the category: Best Enabling Technology for LTE.
Wireless networking kit vendor DragonWave on Friday announced plans to acquire the microwave transport business of Nokia Siemens Networks. The price is around €15m with extras and performance related payouts potentially raising the value of the transaction to above €80m.
Ulrich Schoen, Head of Technology – Business Services, Nokia Siemens Networks, talks to telecoms.com at Broadband World Forum 2011, about using analytics to turn knowledge and data into action so carriers can offer greater quality of service.
Network vendor Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has launched a self-care app for Facebook, allowing operators’ customers to personally manage their fixed and mobile telecom services from their phones.
Indian operator Bharti Airtel will rely on Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to expand, plan and operate its mobile networks in seven African countries. The operator, which provides services in 19 countries across Asia and Africa, will rely on NSN to expand its 2G (GSM/EDGE) networks and deploy 3G networks in the countries.
The telecoms industry needs to become more comfortable with failure if is to innovate, an executive head of Nokia Siemens Networks has said. Bosco Novak, chief of customer operations and executive board member at NSN told the audience on the second day of the Broadband World Forum that being allowed to fail will help foster a culture of innovation.
At the Broadband World Forum event taking place in Paris this week, Bosco Novak, member of the executive board at Nokia Siemens Networks, talks to telecoms.com about Liquid networks, the demand for speed and the future of the connected home.
With just one week to go until the Broadband InfoVision Awards in Paris, we examine the shortlist for Category 8 – Core and Metro Network Innovation and Advances.
Wake-up call: Industry collaboration needed to make Beyond 4G networks carry 1000 times more traffic by 2020
Global demand for mobile broadband is accelerating as more people start to use more online services. Data-hungry services like video and mobile gaming will become more popular, while the rise of machine-to-machine communications will only add to the pressure on mobile networks.