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Reader Poll: NSN's Best US Fit

It looks as if Nokia Networks is going to boost its presence in the US market by acquiring the majority of Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT)'s wireless infrastructure assets -- but might it have done better with either of the Nortel Networks Ltd. assets it failed to land last year? (See NSN to Buy Moto's Wireless Biz for $1.2B .)

Basically, NSN wants to be a bigger player in the US telecom systems market, and has been trying to buy significant customer accounts, and technology assets, for more than a year now. First it bid for Nortel's CDMA and LTE business, and then the Canadian firm's optical and Carrier Ethernet (Metro Ethernet Networks) business, but it was outbid on both occasions. (See NSN Hopes Dashed as Ciena/Nortel Deal OK'd and Ericsson Delivers Knockout Blow to NSN.)

Now it could easily end up with Motorola's GSM, WCDMA, CDMA, WiMax, and LTE assets.

But which of the three businesses it has targeted would have best suited NSN's needs? That's the question we're asking you today. We're not giving you the "none of them" opt-out clause, though -– choose the one that you believe is/would have been the best/least-worst fit for NSN.

Cast your vote and see whether you're in the minority or running with the pack.

— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading

digits 12/5/2012 | 4:29:37 PM
re: Reader Poll: NSN's Best US Fit

So far (with 114 votes counted), the majority of you believe NSN would have been better off with Nortel's mobile business, the one that Ericsson snatched form under NSN's nose.... but of course the voting could change....

digits 12/5/2012 | 4:29:30 PM
re: Reader Poll: NSN's Best US Fit

With 224 votes, Nortel's mobile biz is still the favorite, but a good level of support for the Moto business, so the current deal isn't being regarded as a total turkey by the LR readers, even though it's not the favorite.

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