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Nokia Siemens Networks transfers its Italian Radio Access activities to Value Team

May 12, 2010

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MILAN, Italy -- Nokia Siemens Networks Italy has signed a contract for the transfer of its Radio Access activities, located in Cinisello Balsamo (Milan), to Value Team SpA, IT consulting and solutions company of the Value Partners Group. The two companies also signed a long term collaboration agreement.

The agreement between Nokia Siemens Networks Italia SpA and Value Team SpA will be effective as of, May 15, 2010. The two companies also signed a long-term collaboration agreement which defines Value Team as one of Nokia Siemens Networks’ preferred partners in the development of new technologies, mainly in mobile networks.

Nokia Siemens Networks’ Radio Access unit employs 183 people, who are mainly located at the Cinisello Balsamo site at Milan. Its main activity is related to research and development, technical support, and radio platform and product management, mainly on GSM and UMTS (3G) mobile telecommunications technology.

“This agreement confirms a long-term partnership which offers us the opportunity to compete in the highly complex and competitive telecommunications market and optimize overall research and development capabilities as global competition brings intense cost pressure,” said Marc Rouanne, head of Network Systems at Nokia Siemens Networks. “This offers us the possibility of differentiation with a high-tech partner, while achieving flexibility for our future development.”

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