Alan Weissberger Optical Networking

NSN Exits Optical Network Business; Who will be the last optical network vendor(s) standing?

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) is selling its optical networking business unit to private investment firm Marlin Equity Partners, a Los Angeles-based private investment firm with over $1bn of capital under management.  The new company intends to operate as “an industry leader in the fragmented optical networking sector.”   This  transaction is another step in the transformation of […]

Alan Weissberger Wireless

Telecom Death Spiral Continues with ZTE’s Steep Profit Drop

Sluggish telecom operator infrastructure spending, mobile device price wars and roadblocks in several western markets have all combined to cause China’s ZTE to report an 85% drop in profits (year over year) in the latest quarter that ended in June. Net earnings for the first half dropped 68 per cent  to Rmb245m, in line with a warning issued last […]

Alan Weissberger Technology

NSN in Talks to Sell Majority Stake after Motorola & Huawei Settle Dispute

Trade Secret Dispute Settled Clears Sale of Motorola Networks to NSN: The settlement of the legal dispute between Motorola and Huawei paves the way for Motorola to complete the sale of its network equipment business to Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN). The acquisition, which had originally been expected to be completed late last year, was delayed […]

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