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Still 3,000 jobs to go at NSN; Nortel follows suit

Monster vendor Nokia Siemens Networks has confirmed plans to slash around 3,000 more jobs worldwide as part of its post merger cost cutting exercise. On Tuesday, the equipment manufacturer reiterated its 2006 announcement to reduce global headcount by 10-15 per cent or 9,000 employees. To date the Finnish-German firm has cut about 6,000 workers, with [...]

It’s what’s outside that counts

It's what's outside that counts

It’s what’s outside that counts

Issue 149 April 2008


Backhaul: The capacity crunch for mobile operators is in the backhaul element of the network. What’s being done?

Mika Vehviläinen: The COO of Nokia Siemens Networks talks to MCI about the workings of large scale mergers.

Nokia Siemens may be cut out of monster Indian deal

Nokia Siemens Networks’ share of one of the world’s biggest GSM contracts is in danger after the Finnish-German venture reportedly refused to budge on price. Reports coming out of India today, indicate that Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), which is in the process of awarding a $2bn plus tender for around 22 million GSM lines, [...]

Siemens takes hit on Nokia venture but holds on

German conglomerate Siemens appears keen to hold onto its stake in the Nokia Siemens Networks joint venture, despite previously expressing concern about its potential. On Thursday, Siemens’ equity Investment unit posted a loss of Eur11m in the quarter to end September 30, compared to a Eur75m gain in the same period a year earlier. The [...]

Nokia Siemens gets Services head

Nokia Siemens Networks has announced the appointment of Rajeev Suri as head of its Services business unit. Suri was previously head of the Asia Pacific region of the vendor. He will be based in India and will be a member of Nokia Siemens Networks’ executive board, reporting to CEO Simon Beresford-Wylie. “We see Services as [...]

NSN leaps on tiny femto-bandwagon

Nokia Siemens Networks has just become the first of the supervendors to launch a femtocell product, in the week of the dreaded Femto Forum. Astonishingly, the device will be known as “3G Femto Home Access” – it’s a femtocell that provides 3G access in your home. As is usual with femtocells, it’s a box that [...]

Com Hem embraces fixed line IMS

Swedish cable operator Com Hem bought itself a shiny new IMS from Nokia Siemens Networks on Monday. The carrier intends to use it to deliver VoIP services, running on a Siemens SURPASS HiQ server, and the system will deploy ENUM to map traditional telephone numbers to IP addresses. “We are excited to be one of [...]

Nokia workers arrested by Iran

Nokia Siemens Networks confirmed on Wednesday that three of its employees had been arrested by Iran whilst working in Dubai. The equipment vendor said that three Finnish citizens had been detained off the island of Abu Masa on Saturday, whilst on a fishing trip in the Gulf. They had been held by Iran in a [...]

Nokia Siemens employees transferred to partner

Nokia Siemens Networks said Monday it is to transfer some 230 staff members to Finnish IT consultancy TietoEnator’s Telecom & Media division. It is hoped that the move will reduce the number of redundancies required following the creation of mega infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens. The firm began operation as a merged entity on April 1. [...]

Aricent takes over Nokia R+D centre

Aricent, the full service telecoms software provider, which made its debut in October, has taken over Nokia Siemens Networks’ R+D centre in Southwood near Farnborough, UK. As part of this collaboration, Aricent has announced the establishment of its third European software development centre, where it will employ over 100 software professionals with knowledge in GSM [...]

Cisco and Nokia get into management mode

Mega vendors Cisco and Nokia Siemens Networks entered into an agreement on Monday, to jointly develop a standards-based telecommunications network management platform. The two vendors will deliver an Operations Support Systems (OSS) platform that will provide a common end to end view of diverse network elements – across both IP and mobile – that are [...]

TeliaSonera taps Nokia for IMS

TeliaSonera has picked Nokia Siemens Networks’ implementation of the IMS core network after what a vendor spokesman called “extensive technical evaluations,” including interworking trials with the GSM Association. In a statement on Tuesday, Nokia and TeliaSonera made reference to the IMS as an “open, standardised system for combining mobile and broadband services, making it possible [...]

Axe begins to fall at Nokia Siemens

Mega vendor Nokia Siemens Networks put a damper on things on Friday, when it revealed that it has started sharing its proposed headcount reduction plans with employees in both Finland and Germany. Last year, the company said that it expected to adjust headcount by 10-15 per cent over a four year period from an initial [...]

Virtual MIMO boosts LTE networks

Telecoms mega vendor, Nokia Siemens Networks, said Wednesday that it has demonstrated how a virtual Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) method can be used for the uplink in LTE (Long Term Evolution) networks. Using the SDMA (Space Division Multiple Access) technique, also known as virtual MIMO, Nokia has got two standard mobile devices, each with [...]

Nokia Siemens Networks ready to go

Newly merged mega-vendor, Nokia Siemens Networks, said Thursday it will start operations under its new moniker on April 1. Both companies have also agreed to increase their respective contributions to the new 50:50-owned company, with Siemens to contributing Eur2.4bn and Nokia to contribute Eur1.7bn. Since Nokia will consolidate the financial results of Nokia Siemens Networks, [...]