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Tieto and Nokia Siemens Networks to intensify their software co-operation


Tieto and Nokia Siemens Networks have made a preliminary agreement on outsourcing part of the device management software development related to base station products (System and Device Management) to Tieto. Approximately 40 persons working in Oulu, Finland in the software development of Nokia Siemens Networks WCDMA and LTE device management will be employed by Tieto as so-called old employees.

“Tieto and Nokia Siemens Networks are long-term partners, and now we want to intensify our co-operation in the System and Device Management area. With the co-operation, we aim to increase flexibility and this way also our capability to respond quickly and more efficiently to changing business challenges,” says Aki Korhonen, responsible for base station software development in the said area from Nokia Siemens Networks.

“The agreement enables the management of larger entities, which will benefit both parties globally. It is also great to have new top-level experts in our product development. This outsourcing will also strengthen our position as an expert in communications product development business,” says Timo J. Aaltonen, head of Finland’s product development business at Tieto.

The final realization of the outsourcing requires the approval of the Finnish Competition Authority. The outsourcing is expected to happen on 10 January 2011.

Tieto is an IT service company providing IT, R&D and consulting services. With approximately 17 000 experts, we are among the leading IT service companies in Northern Europe and the global leader in selected segments. We specialize in areas where we have the deepest understanding of our customers’ businesses and needs. Our superior customer centricity and expertise in digital services set us apart from our competitors.

Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland.


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