Aricent, Nokia Team for R&D

Aricent announces R&D collaboration with Nokia Siemens; establishes its third European software development centre in Southwood, UK

May 22, 2007

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PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Aricent, a full-service, full-spectrum communications software company has announced R&D collaboration with Nokia Siemens Networks to provide product development, feature enhancement, sustenance and maintenance services for Nokia Siemens Networks 2G base station products. As part of this collaboration, Aricent has announced the establishment of its third European software development centre in Southwood near Farnborough, United Kingdom. The Southwood development centre further enhances Aricent’s comprehensive capabilities in Europe, where the company will employ over 900 people at locations in Germany, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

The Southwood development centre will employ over 100 software professionals with extensive wireless domain knowledge in GSM and EDGE technologies. In addition to serving the needs of Nokia Siemens Networks, the Southwood development centre will serve other Aricent clients in Europe. With a staff that combines research, product lifecycle management and support capabilities, the Southwood development centre will enable Aricent to deliver critical support in the local market to clients with large wireless product deployments in Europe.

"The Aricent Southwood development centre truly enhances our depth and breadth as a communications software company," said Mr. Manoranjan Mohapatra, president and chief operating officer, Aricent. "The UK centre gives Aricent a large development presence in a third European location and will allow us to strengthen our cooperation with Nokia Siemens Networks,” continued Mr. Mohapatra. “The collaboration with Nokia Siemens Networks builds on a relationship developed with Nokia Networks over six years. The Southwood team will allow us to meet the needs of both Nokia Siemens Networks and other clients in the UK and Western Europe."

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