On May 6, 2013 the Optical Networks business of Nokia Siemens Networks along with approximately 1 300 employees transferred to Coriant, a recently established optical networking company owned by Marlin Equity Partners. Additional approximately 450 Optical Networks employees are expected to transfer to Coriant by the end of 2013.
Microwave products remain a fundamental part of Nokia Siemens Networks’ Mobile Broadband proposition
Nokia Siemens Networks announced today that it has completed the closing of the transaction to sell its Business Support Systems (BSS) business to Redknee (TSX:RKN).
Nokia Siemens Networks announced today that the company has completed the transaction to sell its microwave transport business in China to DragonWave, Inc. (TSX: DWI; NASDAQ: DRWI). Approximately 100 employees based in Shanghai have transferred to DragonWave.
Nokia Siemens Networks has completed the final closing of the transaction to sell the former Motorola Solutions’ WiMAX business to NewNet Communication Technologies LLC, a wholly owned portfolio company of Los Angeles based private investment firm Skyview Capital LLC.
In a statement issued on Friday 3 February 2012, Executive Chairman of Nokia Siemens Networks, Jesper Ovesen, said that “the Nokia Siemens Networks Board of Directors has full confidence in Chief Executive Officer Rajeev Suri.”
Nokia Siemens Networks has completed the initial closing of the transaction to sell the former Motorola Solutions’ WiMAX business to NewNet Communication Technologies LLC, a wholly owned portfolio company of Los Angeles based private investment firm Skyview Capital LLC.
An article from Bloomberg published on 23 August 2011 has linked technology, supplied by a business that was part of Nokia Siemens Networks between April 2007 and March 2009, with human rights abuses in Bahrain
Nokia Siemens Networks is taking steps to reduce the teams supporting the WiMAX and GSM businesses it acquired from Motorola Solutions. The reduction reflects lower demand for these products and services caused by the delay in closing the acquisition. Although the company aims to redeploy employees to higher growth areas, some redundancies are planned.
A new purchase price of US $975 million has been agreed for the sale of Motorola Solutions’ Networks assets to Nokia Siemens Networks.
Nokia Siemens Networks employees have been shocked and saddened by the events in Japan. The company’s business in the region has been focused on the safety of its employees and restoring vital communications across the impacted regions.
On Monday January 24, 2011, Huawei filed a lawsuit in a U.S. District Court which it claimed was aimed at preventing Motorola from transferring its intellectual property to Nokia Siemens Networks.
Nokia Siemens Networks has been informed that the plaintiffs in Saharkhiz v. Nokia, a lawsuit filed in the United States that included Nokia Siemens Networks among various defendants, voluntarily withdrew their suit on November 10, 2010.
On September 4, 2010, representatives from Nokia Siemens Networks, including executive board member Barry French, met with the Iranian human rights lawyer Dr. Shirin Ebadi. Dr. Ebadi asked that Nokia Siemens Networks clarify its position on its business in Iran.
As Nokia Siemens Networks aims for growth and profitability one key area of focus is improved customer service. Accordingly, Nokia Siemens Networks intends to focus more intensely on the customer facing aspects of order management to better support its customer teams in offering customized and effective solutions to the logistics issues they face. Alongside this internal focus, it will centralize and standardize a range of tasks, from the management of incoming orders to invoicing, and outsource them to Capgemini.
The boards of directors for Nokia Siemens Networks and LightSquared have approved an 8-year, 7 billion USD agreement for Nokia Siemens Networks to deploy, install, operate and maintain the LightSquared nationwide 4G (LTE) network. It is anticipated that the US network will begin carrying services in 2011. The agreement is the largest of its kind in the US and was first announced when LightSquared launched on July 20, 2010.
On Thursday September 30, 2010, the head of United Against Nuclear Iran sent a letter to Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks calling on them to withdraw from doing business in Iran. It subsequently publicised this action in a press release and called on members of the public to express their support for the campaign.
Nokia Siemens Networks plans to increase its customer focus with a new regionally-balanced customer operations organization. The move follows the announcement of the company’s planned acquisition of Motorola’s wireless infrastructure assets.
We have no quarrel with Isa Saharkhiz and his son; indeed Nokia Siemens Networks condemns human rights violations around the world. But the Saharkhiz lawsuit is brought in the wrong place, against the wrong party, and on the wrong premise.
Recent media reports have speculated about Nokia Siemens Networks' role in providing monitoring capability to Iran. Nokia Siemens Networks has provided Lawful Intercept capability solely for the monitoring of local voice calls in Iran. Nokia Siemens Networks has not provided any deep packet inspection, web censorship or Internet filtering capability to Iran.