Ericsson is according to a report by Reuters as the leading candidate for the purchase of the Business Support Systems Division (BSS) at Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN). The Swedes, who at the beginning of its 50-percent stake in the joint mobile phone joint venture with Sony had soldshould not be the only ones interested.
As Reuters reports, citing Dow Jones Newswires, and the U.S. network equipment Amdocs has his eye on the NSN daughter. This specializes in the optimization of business processes and offers, among other e-commerce solutions for mobile and telecom companies.Neither nor NSN Ericsson and Amdocs declined to comment the report.
As part of a global restructuring plan will reduce NSN until the end of next year, a cost of one billion euros. The ailing joint venture of Nokia and Siemens checks for some time, what assets it can make money by selling to. This allegedly includes the BSS segment.
In November 2011, NSN had announced , by the end of 2013 to reduce its global workforce by almost a quarter. This represents about 17,000 jobs. . Meanwhile, the company is in negotiations with unions but so can change the number yet.
NSN has made since its founding in April 2007, no gain. Runs from the end of 2013 the cooperation between Nokia and Siemens.