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Nokia Siemens rumoured to be renegotiating Motorola deal

Nokia Siemens Networks is rumoured to be seeking a renegotiation the terms of its bid to acquire Motorola’s wireless network assets. The planned deal, valued at $1.2bn, has been moving at a glacial pace since its inception in July last year, thanks largely to the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Bureau’s (MOFCOM) reluctance to approve it.

Timeline slips on NSN-Motorola deal

Nokia Siemens Networks has said that its planned acquisition of Motorola’s wireless infrastructure assets will not now complete in the first quarter of this year, as it had previously predicted. The deal had already been pushed back from the fourth quarter of 2010 and NSN is now offering “no further guidance” on when it may be finalised, stressing only that it remains committed to the acquisition.

O2 Germany to launch commercial LTE July 1st

O2 Germany will launch commercial LTE services on July 1st this year. The announcement, which was made at a CeBIT press conference yesterday, was sketchy on details regarding speed and pricing. The new network will reportedly offer speeds in line with an “average DSL connection” and run on Nokia Siemens Networks and Huawei kit.

SA’s Broadband Infraco in turmoil as CEO quits

The sudden departure of Broadband Infraco CEO Dave Smith on Friday last has left the South African stated-owned network infrastructure company’s future in doubt. Smith’s resignation comes just three months after the company launched its first commercial services.

Carrier Ethernet Solutions launches Transport 2.0

Carrier Ethernet Solutions (CES), a joint venture between Nokia Siemens and Juniper Networks has announced the launch of Carrier Ethernet Transport 2.0 (CET), aimed at helping operators to balance capacity and cost across their networks. The solution introduces two new switches from Nokia Siemens: A-Series 1200 and 1210, which promise higher capacity with lower costs to […]

VHA to replace network with Huawei kit

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has announced plans to rip and replace its entire network of 2G and 3G base station equipment following months of customer complaints about the quality of its service. The complete overhaul will see 2G equipment at every one of VHA’s 8,000 mobile base stations replaced with Huawei 3G kit, promising customers speeds of up to 42 Mbps while improving coverage.

NSN, ZTE win Indian contracts from Aircel

Nokia Siemens Networks and its competitor ZTE have both announced contract wins in the high growth Indian market. NSN said it has secured a deal to supply, deploy and manage an HSPA+ network for Indian carrier Aircel in three of the nation’s telecom circles; Punjab, Kolkata and rest of West Bengal. The win is an extension of the firms’ existing relationship, that sees NSN manage Aircel’s GSM/EDGE network in six Indian circles. Aircel is a subsidiary of Malaysian player Maxis.

TeliaSonera launches 4G in Finland

LTE pioneer TeliaSonera has launched Finland’s first commercial LTE service, in the cities of Turku and Helsinki. The Nordic and Baltic specialist activated the world’s first LTE service in Stockholm and Oslo a year ago.As in the Swedish and Norwegian deployments, service will be limited to dongle-enabled laptop access, with Korean vendor Samsung supplying the dongles.

NSN wins five-year deal from Telekom Austria

Nokia Siemens Networks has won a five-year deal from Telekom Austria Group (TAG) to improve the carrier’s mobile networks performance and energy efficiency. The firms did not announce the value of the contract.

LTE will not be a competitive differentiator, says NSN exec

Consumers are unlikely to buy mobile services based on speed of throughput and operators’ LTE deployments will even out so quickly that LTE in itself will not be an effective competitive differentiator, according to Mark Neild, head of business transformation, Western Europe, at Nokia Siemens Networks.

Nokia Siemens confirms Motorola network assets purchase

Infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks has announced that it is to acquire “certain network infrastructure assets” from US competitor Motorola for $1.2bn. The Finnish-German joint venture said that it expects to gain new relationships with 50 wireless carriers and strengthen existing commercial ties as a result of the deal, which the two firms expect to close before the end fo 2010.

No difference between vendors’ LTE solutions says TeliaSonera

In a development that may give infrastructure suppliers cause for concern, it has emerged that 4G pioneer TeliaSonera selected its LTE vendor partners exclusively on price, having found nothing to distinguish them from one another within the technical performance of their products.

Simon Beresford Wylie, CEO, Nokia Siemens Networks

Beresford Wylie joined Nokia in 1998, and has had responsibility for the merged Nokia Siemens Networks since it was created in 2007. Almost immediately the problems began, with the firm issuing a profit warning. Along with Alcatel Lucent, NSN has proven how complicated it is to manage a merger of such scale.

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 […]

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 […]


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