The acquisition by Nokia Siemens Networks of Motorola’s wireless networks infrastructure assets, originally announced in July last year, is still pending anti-trust approval from the Chinese regulatory authorities. Closing activities will not be completed in the first quarter of 2011 as previously targeted.
The proposed acquisition has entered phase three of the review process with the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce in China. Nokia Siemens Networks remains committed to the acquisition but will provide no further guidance on when it is likely to be completed.
Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world.