NSN seals Motorola acquisition deal

Over the weekend Nokia Siemens Networks finally closed its $975m purchase of Motorola’s network infrastructure assets. The move follows China’s approval of the deal and will see NSN take on responsibility for 50 operator customers in 52 countries, as well as 6900 ex-Motorola employees.

NSN gets China clearance for Moto purchase

In what is perhaps a goodwill gesture towards the West, Chinese authorities have finally granted unconditional approval for the acquisition of Motorola’s network assets by Nokia Siemens Networks. The deal had been moving at a glacial pace since its inception in July 2010, thanks largely to the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Bureau’s (MOFCOM) reluctance to approve it.

Russian carriers shift to all IP backhaul

Russia’s mobile operators are moving to IP backhaul to deal with explosive growth in data traffic. Leading Russian carrier MTS (Mobile TeleSystems) said this week that it is expecting 86 per cent growth in Russian data traffic by 2015, forcing a strategic focus on network transport.

NSN lets resources flow with Liquid Radio

Innovative network optimisation initiatives continue to flow from the vendor community, with Nokia Siemens Networks this week introducing the next part of the heterogeneous network puzzle a baseband pooling technology, which will help network capacity and coverage to ‘flow’ to where it’s needed.

NSN claims seamless offload from cellular to wifi

Offload is sure to be a hot topic at this year’s Mobile World Congress, but getting ahead of the game is Nokia Siemens Networks with a technology proposal that seamlessly extends the mobile network with wifi.

NSN’s purchase of Motorola’s network assets delayed

Infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks has seen its acquisition of Motorola’s network assets delayed until the first quarter of 2011. The company is still waiting for regulatory approval from the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce of China, which was expected to complete its review before the end of 2010.

NSN opens Smart Lab in Korea

Nokia Siemens Networks announced plans to set up a ‘Smart Lab’ in Seoul, South Korea, focused on developing smart device-optimised applications, services and networks. The lab will explore the potential of wireless broadband technologies for delivering a superior end-user experience. The lab is expected to open in the first quarter of 2011.

NSN, Qualcomm boost battery life and ease congestion

Battery life is one of the biggest issues affecting smartphone performance today. But Nokia Siemens Networks and Qualcomm have teamed up to improve smartphone battery life and ease network congestion at the same time.

NSN bolsters regional services offering with Turkish purchase

Infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) said Thursday it has agreed to acquire Turkish telecom services firm Iris Telecom, bolstering its capability in network planning and optimisation services across Turkey, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Vodafone Essar taps NSN for deployment, management of 3G network

Indian carrier Vodafone Essar has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to supply, implement and manage its 3G network in six of the nine circles – Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh (East), rest of West Bengal and Haryana – where it secured 3G spectrum. NSN is also the carrier’s major 2G vendor.

NSN to build GNOC for Russian region

Nokia Siemens Networks will set up a Global Network Operations Centre (GNOC) in Russia’s Central region. The GNOC will help telecoms operators across the region to improve the speed, quality and efficiency of their services and is expected to begin network management operations during 2Q10. The GNOC will be NSN’s fourth, in addition to two existing centres in India and one in Portugal.

NSN invests in OpenCloud for billing tools

Infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) on Wednesday expanded its capabilities in the charging and service delivery markets with an investment in application server and service brokering firm OpenCloud.

Movistar Chile selects NSN for upgrade to HSPA+

As part of the agreement, Nokia Siemens Networks will improve the operator’s network management system based on NetAct. The contract also involves implementation services; software upgrades and implementation; as well as network monitoring to ensure network performance and service quality.

Telenor takes LTE to Hungary

The Hungarian subsidiary of European carrier Telenor has tapped Chinese equipment vendor ZTE to build a 4G LTE network supporting multi mode and multi band services.

ZTE, NSN win European LTE deals

Nordic carrier TeliaSonera continued to spearhead the adoption of LTE, with an announcement on Monday that the company’s Uzbekistan subsidiary, UCell, has constructed a 4G network.

NSN wins $7bn LTE contract from new US player

Forthcoming US 4G wholesale network LightSquared said Tuesday it has tapped Nokia Siemens Networks in a deal worth $7bn to deploy infrastructure for its LTE/satellite combination network.

Sue Spradley, head of north America region, Nokia Siemens Networks

Formerly the president of Nortel’s Global Services and Operations, where she led the Canadian firm’s engineering, manufacturing and supply chain management, Sue Spradley joined Nokia Siemens Networks in July 2007 as the firm’s head of North America. The move was a return to the fold of sorts as, prior to joining Nortel, Spradley had served as vice president of marketing and product development for Siemens Communications’ North American business.


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