NSN combines Middle East and Africa businesses

03 January 2013 |


Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has restructured to combine its Middle Eastern and African business regions.

Igor Leprince, who lead the company’s business in the Middle East until the end of last year has been appointed head of MEA.

NSN said that combining its operations will allow it to strengthen its quality of delivery for all customers in MEA and allow the company to provide more integrated services to multi-country operators including Bharti Airtel, Etisalat, Qtel, Saudi Telecom Company, Vodacom and Zain.

“MEA is a key market for Nokia Siemens Networks, where we have identified an increasing demand from operators for advanced mobile broadband technologies including TD LTE and FD LTE technologies,” said Leprince. “With our focus on being the world’s specialist in mobile broadband through product innovation and quality processes, we are absolutely committed to helping our MEA customers realise their vision of becoming advanced mobile broadband providers.”

The change will also see NSN expand its Asia and Middle East regional cluster to include Africa. The cluster will continue to be under the leadership of board member Ashish Chowdhary and manage customer operations in MEA, India, Asia-Pacific, Greater China and Japan.