NSN poaches ALU’s Vodafone account manager

Alcatel Lucent’s vice president for the global Vodafone account has jumped ship to Nokia Siemens Networks, where he will perform the same function. In an internal memo to senior management seen by, NSN’s head of European customer operations René Svendsen-Tune announced that Wolfgang Hackenberg had joined the firm to assume control of the Vodafone account, which has been under interim management since the middle of the year.

Earlier this year NSN poached Alcatel Lucent’s president of End to End networks to lead its Americas business. Ken Wirth was instrumental in developing Alcatel Lucent’s LTE proposition, and was recruited to strengthen NSNs offering in the 4G technology.

Earlier this week research house Infonetics reported that NSN had increased its market share in LTE infrastructure from13 per cent to 21.5 per cent during the third quarter of this year. The firm said that the three largest deployments during the quarter in revenue terms were in North America, Japan and South Korea. NSN said that its performance reflected “the company’s strong position in every major account in Japan (NTT DoCoMo, KDDI and Softbank Mobile) and South Korea (KT, SK telecom and LGU+) as well as the T-Mobile rollout in the US.”

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