Nokia hands R&D keys to IBM

October 1, 2007 – Call it a “R&D lite” strategy. Nokia Siemens Networks has signed a deal giving specific parts of R&D activities for four business lines of its service and applications business unit, including voice/multimedia, mobile Internet, and consumer/business VOIP, to an IBM subsidiary.

Entire teams will be transferred (up to 235 workers in Munich and Berlin), all delivering development activities (program and product management, architecture, technical support, and system level testing) back to Nokia Siemens Networks. After an unspecified duration those development services may be opened up to other IBM clients from its global engineering solutions division.

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