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Marc Rouanne Appointed Head of Radio Access Business Unit, Nokia Siemens Networks

(PresseBox) (Espoo, ) Nokia Siemens Networks today announced that Marc Rouanne has been appointed Head of Radio Access Business Unit in Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN). He has over 20 years of international management experience in the telecommunications industry and has shown clear strategic and tactical leadership in complex commercial and technical markets. Rouanne s appointment is effective as of April 1, 2008.

Marc Rouanne brings exceptional experience to NSN having worked in joint ventures for many years. He joins NSN from Alcatel-Lucent, where he headed the Convergence Business Group. Prior to this, he was in charge of Alcatel s Mobile Communications activities.

"I am delighted to welcome Marc Rouanne to Nokia Siemens Networks. He brings with him exceptional experience, having been part of the team that created GSM technology and having successfully worked in senior positions in several joint ventures and mergers", says Mika Vehviläinen, COO, Nokia Siemens Networks.

Rouanne holds an Engineering degree from Supélec in Signal Processing and is a graduate in computer science from Université d Orsay, Paris, France. Additionally he holds a PhD in Information Theory from University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.

Ari Lehtoranta, currently heading Radio Access Business Unit, has decided to take a leave of absence from NSN starting April 1, 2008 for personal reasons.

Nokia Siemens Networks delivers radio access on a global scale. Nokia Siemens Networks GSM/EDGE BSS is operational in 260 operator networks in 117 countries offering services to more than 1.5B subscribers. The company is number 1 in EDGE and 3G WCDMA with over 120 public EDGE references and over 120 3G WCDMA radio references. Approximately 100 of its 3G WCDMA radio customers have launched HSDPA.

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