Nokia Siemens to close German services company
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Nokia Siemens Networks confirmed on Wednesday it would close its loss-making German services company, part of a broader revamp at the telecoms equipment joint venture.
On Tuesday, people familiar with the matter already said the unit, which provides network operations and management services and employs about 1,000 workers, faces closure.
Shuttering the unit, effective by the end of 2013, is part of an overhaul of the joint venture between Nokia and Siemens, which includes shedding a quarter of its workforce and is expected to yield about 1 billion euros ($1.31 billion) in cost savings.
($1 = 0.7642 euros)
(Reporting by Harro ten Wolde)
- North Korea says Kim's powerful uncle dismissed for 'criminal acts'
- Protesters fell Lenin statue, tell Ukraine's president 'you're next'
- Thai PM calls snap election, protesters press on
- Singapore hit by rare outbreak of rioting, 27 arrested |
- Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine feted at Kennedy Center Honors
Nelson Mandela: 1918 - 2013
Reuters looks at the life and times of Nelson Mandela, an icon of peace and reconciliation who came to embody the struggle for justice around the world. Video