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Nokia streamlines services, software unit operations

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:software service? Internet service? handset?

Nokia has announced plans to refine parts of the global R&D activities of its Services & Software unit.

While the handset maker continues to grow its investments in consumer Internet services, the unit plans to integrate some of our content delivery services into a single service to create a better experience for consumers and to continue increasing investments into key initiatives. Nokia's Internet services strategy continues unchanged with a focus on key service areas such as music, games, messaging and location based services.

Nokia has started today relevant local employee consultations to discuss these plans. The plans concern approximately 200 employeesapproximately half in Finlandworking in the services and software unit. The aim is to find alternative solutions and work for as many employees as possible within Nokia, at which the company has a good track record from previous years.

"This year we plan to hire more people into the Services & Software unit than the number of affected employees, so we expect that many employees will be able to transition to new jobs within Nokia," said Niklas Savander, executive VP, services and software. "We have made great progress with the initial offering this year and I see great potential going forward as we bring context aware Internet services to people's pockets. These changes will strengthen our offerings and enable us to accelerate the delivery of new Internet experiences to market."

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