Finnish tech company Nokia is selling its maps unit Here and trying to solicit bids from IT giants including Apple, Alibaba and Amazon, reports Sina’s tech news web portal. According to Bloomberg’s sources, Nokia also approached other potential bidders including Chinese leading search engine provider Baidu, the US satellite-radio provider Sirius XM and US audio equipment manufacturer Harman International Industries.
Nokia’s announcement of its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent on April 15 sent shockwaves through the world’s telecom-equipment market, a move promising to overhaul the market order. The marriage of the world’s third and fourth largest telecom-equipment firm will create a new entity ranking second place in terms of revenue, behind Huawei but superseding Ericsson. The top three all boast annual revenue in excess of US$30 billion, leaving ZTE, with revenue less than US$10 billion, far behind.
Vodafone Australia has signed long-term managed services partner Nokia Networks to continue running the telco’s network operations for four more years. Nokia Networks has provided managed services for VHA since 2006. It also supplied the telco with a 3G network in 2004. The contract extension will see Nokia Networks provide remote network management from its global delivery centre in India. The company will also provide service management for Vodafone’s multi-vendor paging, 2G, 3G and 4G+ networks.
BARCELONA: Japan’s NTT DoCoMo and Nokia said on Monday they are working together to develop networks running at high frequencies for use in the 5G wireless era — technology expected to be showcased at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. DoCoMo, Japan’s largest mobile operator, and Nokia, the world’s third biggest telecom equipment maker, said they will be demonstrating their early technical progress on 5G radio equipment at the Mobile World Congress show here this week.
NEW DELHI: Nokia India, now subsidiary of Microsoft Mobile, has signed a fresh 3-year contract with IT services and product distribution company HCL Infosystems to sell its mobile devices. ” NISPL, subsidiary of Microsoft Mobile OY, and HCL Infosystems Ltd have signed a contract that will enhance the footprint of Microsoft Mobile devices across the Organized Trade and General Trade channels and rural India,” HCL Infosystems said in a statement.
Although Nokia’s new N1 tablet has strong demand in China, sources from related upstream component suppliers pointed out that they are still seeing weak orders from the vendor and are unlikely to see any major growth in the near future because of seasonal factors. Nokia has recently said that it has shipped 20,000 N1 tablets initially and the second batch of shipments are scheduled to be delivered before mid-February and the company has already received orders for over 560,000 units from consumers.
Chinese search engine company Baidu recently reached an agreement with Nokia to provide map services to Chinese users outside China as Baidu aims to develop international businesses through mobile services. Nokia’s map and navigation business Here announced that it will provide overseas map data to Baidu map, targeting the Chinese outbound tourist market. Here will provide data to Baidu map’s desktop, iOS, and Android editions. The new service will first be available in Taiwan and gradually cover other countries and regions.
Mobile broadband provider Nokia Networks said today that it has completed the acquisition of a part of the wireless network business of Panasonic System Networks (PSN) in Japan. According to a media statement, this acquisition includes the transfer of fixed assets, employees and relevant contracts from Panasonic to Nokia Networks. The agreement also covers Panasonic’s mobile phone wireless base station system business for mobile operators and related wireless equipment system business.
Earlier today Here, the maps service owned by Nokia, announced a partnership with Baidu that will see it power the Chinese search giant’s mapping technology outside of China. According to a release from the Finnish company, Baidu Maps’ first Here-powered market will be Taiwan, with other countries expected to roll out soon. The news marks a minor but noteworthy development as China’s internet giants seek to expand their footprints abroad.
CHENNAI: Some of the factory workers who used to work at the shuttered Nokia India plant have taken to collecting at the gates amid hope of reemployment after talk gained ground of smartphone maker Lava being interested in taking over the unit. This follows a tour of the facility by representatives of a Chinese phone maker that’s a contract manufacturer for Lava, said sources inside the factory.
HELSINKI: Finnish telecom equipment group Nokia announced an unexpected return to mobile devices on Tuesday (Nov 18) with a tablet aimed at the Chinese market. “We are pleased to bring the Nokia brand back into consumers’ hands with the N1 Android tablet, and to help make sophisticated technologies simple,” Nokia’s head of products Sebastian Nystroem said in a statement.
4G and 3G mobile phones as it struggles to regain the top position which it lost in 2012 to South Korea’s Samsung, presently the largest selling brand in India. BERLIN: Erstwhile market leader Nokia has indicated it may enter into a price war for 4G and 3G mobile phones as it struggles to regain the top position which it lost in 2012 to South Korea’s Samsung, presently the largest selling brand in India.
In mid-August, Microsoft, the new owner of Nokia phone brand, announced that its factory in Bac Ninh would become a major smartphone production base in its global value chain. Nokia, the 150-year old phone manufacturer, is relocating its factories in Hungary to other sites. It is also closing some of its factories in China. More than 30 production lines from its factories worldwide will be brought to Vietnam by the end of the year.
According to Bac Ninh Province’s authorities, the firm has sent a document to related agencies in Vietnam announcing that it is going to shut down all or part of its factories in Komarom (Hungary), Beijing and Dongguan (China) and Reynosa (Mexico). Earlier, Nokia Vietnam said in a statement sent to relevant agencies to report on its business performance since 2011 and new business strategy after Microsoft took over Nokia that Microsoft has plans to relocate most smartphone production lines to Vietnam.
Software maker Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT ) unveiled a new ultra affordable Nokia ( NOK ) mobile phone, Nokia 130, intended for the entry-level market. The Nokia 130 will be priced at $25 and will be available in the third quarter in different markets, including China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, the Philippines and Vietnam. The latest move will help Microsoft broaden its footprint in the fast-growing entry-level mobile phone market. It will help the software maker target first-time smartphone buyers globally.
Nokia Networks strengthens its position as the top non-Chinese vendor in the second phase of a significant TD-LTE tender with the world’s largest wireless operator, China Mobile. Announcing this recently, the networking infrastructure provider said that it is is the only non-Chinese vendor to win a double-digit unit share in China. With this contract, Nokia Networks further expands its 4G footprint in China to cover 18 out of 31 provinces, including mega cities and provinces such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong, and builds on over 20 years of successful cooperation between the two companies, the company said in its statement.
CHENNAI: Dogged by poor orders from Microsoft, Nokia — a contract manufacturer of mobile handsets for Microsoft-has further reduced its production to a single shift operation at its Sriperumbudur plant. Also, production numbers have hit new lows, union officials said. “Effective June 1, production at the plant is functioning on a single shift basis. Production volumes too are poor at around 40,000 units a shift,” union officials said.
NI is working with Nokia’s networks business on advanced research related to 5G wireless technologies News | by CIOL Bureau BANGALORE, INDIA: National Instruments(NI) today announced that it’s working with Nokia’s networks business to collaborate on advanced research related to fifth generation (5G) wireless technologies such as exploring peak data rates and cell-edge rates in excess of 10 Gbps and 100 Mbps, respectively.
Nokia is reportedly putting in increased orders to Taiwan-based touch panel makers for on-cell touch panels that are set to be used in new smartphones released in 2014, according to industry sources. Innolux and Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) are expected to be the main suppliers for Nokia, which is planning to expand its reach in the smartphone business, most notably in China.
Yesterday, Nokia (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) outed its three colorful, cute, and budget-minded Android phones, the X, X+, and XL. Priced from $122 to $150, they’re clearly aimed at developing nations where Nokia Asha isn’t good enough and where Windows Phone isn’t growing fast enough – though that’s not the explanation given by Microsoft-owned Nokia, of course. But can the Nokia X, X+, and XL appeal in major Asian markets that have been dumping Nokia phones in the past few years in favor of Android smartphones – in nations like China, India, and Indonesia?