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Nokia Slashes Network Division Staff

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With continued declines forecast for the wireless infrastructure market, Nokia Corp. announced it will cut more than 10 percent of its employees in its networks unit and streamline its research and development spending as it attempts to return the division to profitability.

The company says that around 1,100 of the 1,800 layoffs will come from its Finland offices, bringing the network unit’s work force to 15,000 from 17,300 at the end of 2002.

This is the second round of layoffs since the first of the year for the company. In February, the Networks Division reduced its staff by 550 people.

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Wireless Week is a high-quality, in-depth weekly newspaper covering all the business, technology and regulatory news in cellular, personal communications services, paging, specialized mobile radio, private mobile radio, wireless Internet, wireless data, satellite, wireless local loop and microwave. The newspaper's editorial staff is the most experienced in the industry with more than 90 years of cumulative wireless communications reporting experience. Wireless Week is the only wireless publication with a West Coast bureau, an editor dedicated full-time to technology issues and an international network of contributing writers. Wireless Week -it's all you need to stay on top of the wireless marketplace. WebProNews Writer
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