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Nokia Siemens Networks awards Siemens IT Solutions and Services major global IT contract

(PresseBox) (Espoo, ) Nokia Siemens Networks and Siemens IT Solutions and Services signed a global service agreement set to run for four years plus an option for another two years. With this contract Siemens IT Solutions and Services becomes the leading vendor for IT infrastructure services for Nokia Siemens Networks.

Siemens IT Solutions and Services will be responsible for operating a major part of the IT Infrastructure for Nokia Siemens Networks. This includes user care, non SAP data centers, PC-client back office functions and local area networks globally. The transition and transformation of the IT will be accomplished within the next 15 months.

"This agreement is a major step in the integration of the IT infrastructure and related processes of Nokia Siemens Networks," said Manfred Immitzer, Chief Information Officer at Nokia Siemens Networks. "Siemens IT Solutions and Services will provide the IT infrastructure backbone that is essential to the implementation of the company’s new mode of operations."

"The deal adds a large amount of new business to us as it includes all of Nokia Siemens Networks, not just most parts of the former Siemens infrastructure", stated Christoph Kollatz, CEO of Siemens IT Solutions and Services. "With this agreement, Nokia Siemens Networks will become one of our largest customers worldwide."

Siemens IT Solutions and Services is an internationally leading provider of IT solutions and services. It covers the entire IT service chain from a single source, from consulting to system integration, right through to the management of IT infrastructures. In addition, Siemens IT Solutions and Services extends the range of offerings of the other Siemens Groups to include software developments and IT solutions. With its comprehensive know-how and industry-specific knowledge, Siemens IT Solutions and Services provides measurable added value for its customers. Founded in January 2007, the new Siemens Group employs around 43,000 people and posts annual sales of about 5.4 billion euros, of which some 70 percent are generated outside of the Siemens group. www.siemens.com/it-solutions

Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of communications services. The company provides a complete, well-balanced product portfolio of mobile and fixed network infrastructure solutions and addresses the growing demand for services with 20,000 service professionals worldwide. Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure companies with operations in 150 countries. The company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland. www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com