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2014-05-21 | Algérie Télécom, Nokia launch North Africa’s first commercial LTE network
  •  Nokia’s LTE solutions enable record high 150 Mbps broadband speed for Algerian subscribers
  • Nokia carried out first successful LTE trial for Algérie Télécom in 2012
  • Supplied its radio network for majority of the LTE network, including capital city Algiers
2014-05-21 | Network and service quality keeps customers loyal, Nokia retention study shows

Likelihood to churn remains high at 40%

41% of customers demand excellent network quality, even if it costs a bit more

75% consider also security to be operator’s responsibility

2014-05-15 | Nokia and O2 win GTB network infrastructure innovation award

Nokia and O2 (Telefónica UK) have won a prestigious award at the Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Innovation Awards in London on May 14, 2014. O2 implemented Nokia’s iSON Automation for Operations to eliminate more than 10,000 manual tasks a month, cutting operating expenditure substantially. The solution is also helping O2 improve energy efficiency and prepare for large sporting and cultural events where traffic is at its highest.

2014-05-15 | Lise Karstensen appointed Denmark country head, Networks

To manage Networks’ business and operations in Denmark

Responsible for Railways solutions in North Europe

2014-05-12 | MTS, Nokia make Russia’s first live VoLTE voice and video call on telco cloud

Moscow, Russia – MTS, the leading telecommunications operator in Russia and CIS, has completed the first Voice over LTE (VoLTE) call on a telco cloud infrastructure using Nokia’s technology and expertise. The successful end-to-end testing, conducted in the operator’s live LTE network with  user devices, gives a real-life preview of how operators can combine their offers of best voice quality and richer communication services with the most competitive and cost-effective infrastructure platforms. 

2014-05-12 | Nokia appoints Danny Atme general manager of Networks business in Pakistan

To oversee overall Networks’ sales and operations, and lead business growth in the country

2014-05-08 | Nokia and NTT DOCOMO pave the way for 5G

Cooperate on 5G research and innovation to develop and validate next-generation mobile broadband technology

2014-05-05 | Nokia and Juniper Networks collaborate to advance telco cloud

New core-on-cloud solution combines best-of-breed technologies with integrated services and support to help operators accelerate service creation through a fully automated telco cloud 

2014-04-30 | Nokia placed by Gartner as a leader in LTE for third year in a row

Nokia, a leading provider of mobile broadband solutions, today announced that it has been positioned by the highly respected analyst firm Gartner, Inc. for the third year in a row in the “Leaders” quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for LTE Network Infrastructure 2014”*. Gartner’s Magic Quadrant evaluates vendors of end-to-end LTE network solutions, based on their completeness of portfolio, vision and ability to execute.

2014-04-30 | Networks Q1 2014 Press Release

Q1 2014 Financial Highlights

  • First quarter 2014 net sales of EUR 2 328 million, declined 14% year-on-year. Excluding divestments of businesses not consistent with Networks’ strategic focus as well as the exiting of certain customer contracts and countries, net sales year-on-year declined approximately 10%. This was primarily due to reduced wireless infrastructure deployment activity and a negative impact related to foreign currency fluctuations, partially offset by higher net sales in core networks and LTE. Net sales decreased 25% quarter-on-quarter primarily reflecting seasonality.
  • Gross margin before specific items2 was 39.6% in the first quarter 2014, the highest in Networks’ history, and an improvement of 5.8 percentage points from the first quarter 2013. This was primarily due to a higher proportion of software sales, significant efficiency improvements in Global Services and a higher proportion of Mobile Broadband sales. Sequentially, this represented an increase of 2.0 percentage points from the fourth quarter 2013.
  • Operating expenses before specific items2 in the first quarter 2014 were EUR 705 million, down from EUR 717 million in the first quarter 2013, and down from EUR 819 million in the fourth quarter 2013. Investment in research and development was reduced in areas not consistent with Networks’ strategy and increased in areas that are, most notably LTE.
  • Underlying profitability for the eighth consecutive quarter, with the first quarter 2014 operating margin before specific items2 of 9.3%, reflecting the strong gross margin. Operating margin in the first quarter 2014 was up from 7.4% in the first quarter 2013 and down from 11.2% in the fourth quarter 2013.
  • Free cash flow was EUR 153 million in the first quarter 2014, compared to EUR 239 million in the first quarter 2013 and EUR 180 million in the fourth quarter 2013. In the first quarter 2014, Networks’ free cash flow was affected negatively by approximately EUR 110 million of restructuring-related outflows.