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Nokia Siemens Networks is shedding 1,500 positions globally from the Motorola Solutions division that it acquired in May.

NSN confirmed that the areas to be hit will be in R&D, supply chain, sales and service related to the WiMax and GSM business acquired from Motorola. The company currently has 73,000 staff worldwide.

In late June the company flagged that it would be reducing the teams supporting the WiMAX and GSM businesses.

“The reduction reflects lower demand for these products and services caused by the delay in closing the acquisition. Although the company aims to redeploy employees to higher growth areas, some redundancies are planned,”it said in a statement.

Late last week the vendor informed staff of the details stating that it is aiming to redeploy more than 1200 staff by shifting them to work on growth areas such as LTE and WCDMA businesses. However the company confirmed that it is reducing its overall global headcount by 1500.

The vendor said it had embarked on a consultation process stating with employees at its UK operations in Swindon, where a third of its 400 R&D staff are negotiating their fate.

NSN has yet to detail other geographical hot spot for job losses but expects the redeployment and retrenchment efforts to continue this year and into 2012.

Nokia Siemens Networks initiated the acquisition of the Motorola unit in July last year for US$1.2 billion but a number of hurdles delayed the transaction which was eventually finalised in May for $975 million. Under the deal NSN said it would support Motorola’s 50 operators across 52 countries and involved the transfer of 7,500 staff. ®

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