Nokia is a leader in mobile communications, enabling mobility through its different businesses.
Our Devices & Services business creates innovative mobile products for people around the world.
Together with Microsoft, Nokia has been building a global ecosystem that offers people a distinct alternative to iOS and Android. Our aim is to deliver differentiated and innovative products to people around the world. We believe – like the millions of people who have already bought into the ecosystem – that Windows Phone and the broader Windows platform offer unique and compelling experiences that make Nokia Lumia smartphones stand out.
Through its home-grown software platforms, Series 30 and Series 40, Nokia has also been leveraging its innovation and strength in growth and developed markets around the world, connecting even more people to their first Internet and application experience and providing consumers with powerful and very affordable mobile products.
In September 2013, Nokia announced that it has entered into an agreement with Microsoft whereby Microsoft would purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business.
The Next Chapter
Following the transaction – which is still subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions – Nokia plans to focus on its three established businesses, each of which is a leader in enabling mobility in its respective market segment: NSN, a leader in network infrastructure and services; HERE, a leader in mapping and location services; and Advanced Technologies, a leader in technology development and licensing.
NSN, a wholly-owned business of Nokia since August 2013, is an expert in mobile broadband, and is focused on operating at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology, including pushing the boundaries of connecting people through LTE and future technologies. Nokia continues to manage NSN as a strong, independent entity.
HERE offers the world's best maps and location experiences across multiple screens and operating systems. HERE inspires a new generation of location services and devices helping more people to navigate their lives with ease and confidence. Built on more than 25 years of experience in cartography and drawing on more than 80,000 sources of data, HERE offers "Maps for Life" for more than 190 countries, voice guided navigation in 95 countries in more than 50 languages and live traffic information for 34 countries.
HERE continues to focus on growing its industry-leading position through a broad location offering across mobile devices, connected devices, enterprise solutions and the automotive environment. It also continues to execute its strategy to become the leading independent location cloud platform company, offering mapping and location services across different screens and operating systems.
Our Advanced Technologies business will build on several of Nokia's current CTO and Intellectual Property Rights activities. Advanced Technologies will explore new business opportunities through advanced research, development and concept products in areas such as connectivity, sensing and material technologies, as well as web and cloud technologies. At the same time, Advanced Technologies plans to continue to build Nokia's patent portfolio from this innovation and targets to expand its industry-leading technology licensing program, spanning technologies that enable mobility today and tomorrow.
Nokia Chairman and interim CEO Risto Siilasmaa
"This is an important moment of change and reinvention for Nokia and its employees," says Nokia Chairman and interim CEO Risto Siilasmaa. "With our strong corporate identity, leading assets and talent, and from a position of renewed financial strength, we will build Nokia's next chapter."
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