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 and EDGE technologies.

The R&D collaboration will provide product development, feature enhancement, sustenance and maintenance services for Nokia Siemens Networks 2G base station products.

Manoranjan Mohapatra, president and chief operating officer of Aricent, said: “The UK centre gives Aricent a large development presence in a third European location and will allow us to strengthen our co-operation with Nokia Siemens Networks. “The Southwood team will allow us to meet to the needs of both Nokia Siemens Networks and other clients in the UK and Western Europe.”

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