3GSM World Congress 2007 BARCELONA, Spain, ESPOO, Finland and MUNICH, Germany, February 12: At the 3GSM World Congress 2007 in Barcelona, Nokia (NYSE:NOK) and
Siemens will join together to present the future Nokia Siemens Networks.
Nokia Siemens Networks will be a world leader in telecommunications, with strong positions in the fastest-growing market segments and regions. Driven by a desire to connect the world, the new company will have an unparalleled capability to deliver 'end-to-end' convergent solutions based on a broad portfolio of fixed and mobile infrastructure products, services and devices.
The planned merger to create Nokia Siemens Networks is expected to close in the first quarter 2007.
"Nokia Siemens Networks will be ideally positioned to help our customers capture opportunities that will arise as the connected community swells to around five billion by 2015. In 2015, we will live in a broadband-IP world, in which five billion people in practice will be 'always on', connected to the Internet, rich content, services and of course each other," said Simon Beresford-Wylie, designated Chief Executive Officer for the future Nokia Siemens Networks. "While Nokia Siemens Networks will have the scale to compete, we know that is just a starting point. As the world of telecommunications changes, we will also create customer value through innovation, speed and deep end-user insight."
Nokia Siemens Networks will have a particular focus on the following
- Business transformation and helping customers find and capture opportunities in the fast-changing market.
- Supporting customers in developing new revenue streams by understanding market trends and bringing new, innovative services to market.
- Providing products, services and solutions that help reduce operating expenses and partnering with customers to improve operational efficiency.
- Meeting the unique needs of new growth markets by working with customers to provide affordable voice and data solutions for end-users.
- Utilizing the deep understanding the company will have in all areas of IP-centric convergence to identify and support new business opportunities for communication providers.
- Working closely with customers on issues of environmental responsibility, including lowering power consumption and reducing the weight and size of products.
- Bringing a full end-to-end expertise to help customers maximize investments and provide seamless experiences for end users.
"With the creation of Nokia Siemens Networks, we have the opportunity to build the right company to meet the needs of our customers today and well into the future," said Christoph Caselitz, designated Chief Market Operations Officer for the future Nokia Siemens Networks. "We start from a strong position, with most of the top 100 operators as our customers, and a passion to help them address the challenges of a changing industry. The Nokia Siemens Networks brand that we are launching today reflects that passion."
The new Nokia Siemens Networks brand, launched at 3GSM, is based on the belief that the future of the communications industry lies in understanding and uniting communities. It reflects the dynamic nature of the industry and the innovative attitude of the new company. The brand is a symbol of movement and renewal and of the future company's desire to have a spirit that is pioneering, passionate and pragmatic.
"As we head to a world where we believe that five billion people will be constantly connected, we need to have a deeply rooted innovation culture at Nokia Siemens Networks - and we will," said Mika Vehvilainen, designated Chief Operating Officer for the future Nokia Siemens Networks. "Across all of our business units, we will focus both on today's needs as well as bringing the future of networks to life." Nokia Siemens Networks will have six business units: Radio Access, Service Core and Applications, Operations Support Systems, Broadband Access, IP Networking and Transport, and Services.
Nokia and Siemens are presenting their key solutions and applications at the 3GSM World Congress 2007 in Barcelona in Hall 8, and in a show truck in front of Hall 8.
The planned merger to create Nokia Siemens Networks is expected to close in the first quarter of 2007, subject to previously announced closing conditions.
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.
Siemens (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electrical engineering and electronics. The company has around 475,000 employees (incl.
discontinued operations) working to develop and manufacture products, design and install complex systems and projects, and tailor a wide range of services for individual requirements. Siemens provides innovative technologies and comprehensive know-how to benefit customers in over 190 countries. Founded more than 155 years ago, the company focuses on the areas of Information and Communications, Automation and Control, Power, Transportation, Medical, and Lighting. In fiscal year 2006 (ended September 30), Siemens had sales of
EUR87.3 billion and net income of EUR3.033 billion, according to U.S. GAAP.
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