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NSN partly outsources Finnish operations
07 March 2012
Nokia Siemens Networks to outsource mobile OSS maintenance, technical support and R&D to Tieto
Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) will partly outsource R&D, maintenance and technical support for its mobile network subscriber data management and operations support system activities in Finland to local IT services company Tieto, subject to approval by the Finnish Competition Authority.
NSN said around 240 employees working mainly in R&D at Espoo and Tampere would be transferred to Tieto.
Pekka Soini, Finland country director at Nokia Siemens Networks, said: “This planned outsourcing is in line with our global strategy announced in November of focusing on the core areas of business and increasing efficiency. Our aim with this planned transaction is to enhance the flexibility and efficiency of our operations and further deepen cooperation with Tieto on network management systems. This cooperation will also present the employees transferring to Tieto with new career opportunities as part of a leading IT service company.”
The network equipment vendor said the deal is likely to complete at the start of April 2012. GTB
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