LONDON Aug 4 Nokia Siemens Networks [NSN.UL]
has begun cutting 1,500 jobs from the 6,900 staff it acquired
with its $1.2 billion acquisition of Motorola's (MMI.N)
telecoms network unit in April, a spokesman said on Thursday.
The spokesman said the process, which affects staff working
in the GSM and Wimax technology divisions in several countries
including the United States, had begun in Britain.
Nokia Siemens Networks was formed in 2007 as a joint
venture of Finnish cellphone maker Nokia NOK1V.HE and German
engineering group Siemens (SIEGn.DE).
It has struggled for profitability amid tight spending by
operators and tough competition from rivals Huawei [HWT.UL] and
(Reporting by Georgina Prodhan. Editing by Robert MacMillan)