Sunday, February 11, 2007

Nokia Siemens Networks Unveils Product Portfolio

Nokia and Siemens unveiled their proposed product portfolio plan that will result from their pending merger, which is expected to close this quarter.

The proposed portfolio plan covers the six future business units for Nokia Siemens Networks: Radio Access, Service Core and Applications, Operation Support Systems, Broadband Access, IP/Transport, and Services. Highlights of the proposed plan include:

  • The continued development of GSM/EDGE radio and WCDMA/HSPA Node Bs without change, acknowledging the large installed bases of both Nokia and Siemens, plus the migration to a common Radio Network Controller (RNC) that will support both installed bases. The portfolio will also include Nokia's mobile WiMAX and Siemens' fixed WiMAX solutions.

  • A single, lead solution for: IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), mobile and fixed softswitches, Media Gateways (MGW), Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC), Intelligent Networks (IN), Packet Core, Mobile TV (DVB-H) and IPTV, and Converged Charging, among other solutions.

  • Migration to a common microwave transport solution and a single IP DSLAM solution, while continuing all other IP/Transport and Broadband Access products without change.

  • One umbrella solution for managing convergent and multi-vendor networks with a fault, performance and configuration management portfolio based on Nokia NetAct platform.

  • A global services capability supporting over 300 fixed and 300 mobile clients in more than 100 countries.

"Our customers have responded positively to the proposed merger, and with this announcement we aim to justify their faith in us. Our customers have crucial decisions to make about their business going forward, therefore clarity for them about our planned portfolio is a key strategic priority," said Nokia Siemens Networks COO-designate Mika Vehviläinen, speaking at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona.

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