Nokia Siemens Networks to lay off more than 4,000 workers in Europe

By on February 1, 2012 at 12:12 AM.

Nokia Siemens Networks to lay off more than 4,000 workers in Europe

Nokia Siemens Networks recently announced that it will cut as many as 1,200 jobs in Finland and lay off another 2,900 workers in Germany as it begins to restructure the company. Both Nokia and Siemens originally tried to sell the joint venture, which has struggled to report a profit, but gave up those plans this past summer. The move is expected to save €1 billion per year, Reuters said Tuesday. Nokia Siemens Networks is the second larger maker of phone network equipment in the world behind Ericsson, and the joint venture was originally created to help both Siemens and Nokia better compete on a global scale. Nokia Siemens Networks originally said that it plans to cut as many as 17,000 jobs by 2013More →

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Nokia Siemens to slash 17,000 jobs by 2013 in restructuring move

By on November 23, 2011 at 9:00 PM.

Nokia Siemens to slash 17,000 jobs by 2013 in restructuring move

After Nokia and Siemens failed to sell Nokia Siemens Networks, the joint venture announced on Wednesday that it will cut 17,000 jobs around the globe by 2013 as part of a restructuring move that will focus on services and mobile broadband. “Our goal is to provide the world’s most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services capability to make it all work seamlessly,” Nokia Siemens CEO Rajeev Suri said. “Despite the need to restructure parts of our company, our commitment to research and development remains unchanged, with investment in mobile broadband expected to increase over the coming years.” In addition to the layoffs, Nokia Siemens will cut production overhead and operating expenses by 1 billion Euros per year by 2013, Forbes said. The company explained that the savings is largely expected to come from organizational streamlining but that it will also look to save money in real estate costs, administrative expenses, information technology and more. The layoffs will be a result of site consolidation, moving activities to global centers and the “elimination of the company’s matrix organizational structure.” More →

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Nokia Siemens Networks lays off 1,500 employees

By on August 5, 2011 at 7:01 PM.

Nokia Siemens Networks lays off 1,500 employees

Nokia Siemens Networks announced on Friday that it will begin to layoff 1,500 of its employees. The affected staff are part of its WiMAX and GSM divisions, and a spokesperson told Reuters that many of the employees were originally brought on as part of NSN’s infrastructure purchase from Motorola. In March, Nokia Siemens Networks tried to renegotiate the $1.2 billion deal with Motorola to leave the GSM division out of the purchase. Nokia Siemens has had trouble trying to record a profit and its two parent companies, Nokia and Siemens, recently ditched an effort to sell the joint venture. More →

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Nokia, Siemens bail on effort to sell Nokia Siemens Networks

By on July 13, 2011 at 11:00 PM.

Nokia, Siemens bail on effort to sell Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia and Siemens have given up efforts to sell Nokia Siemens Networks, Reuters reported on Wednesday. The firms had been trying to sell the joint venture, which has had troubles reporting a profit, for the past year. “The timing for selling the unit could hardly have been worse; there are clear signs from companies like LG and ASML of European handset market descending into a slump and selling a mobile network company on the eve of a handset market downturn is a tough challenge,” MKM Partners analyst Tero Kuittinen told Reuters. Reportedly, a Siemens spokesperson also said that the firm was still looking to get out of NSN “sooner than later.” The Nokia Siemens joint venture was formed in 2007. More →

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