Nokia, a producer of telecommunications equipment, will permanently cease operations in Russia by the end of the year. This was reported by Reuters, citing the company’s representative. A similar position was expressed by Ericsson, which will gradually close its operations in Russia in the coming months.
“By the end of the year, the vast majority of our employees in Russia will leave Nokia, and we will leave all our offices,” said a company representative quoted by the agency. He also added that the Finnish producer will maintain a formal presence in the country until “legal closure is completed”.
Nokia, which had some 2,000 employees in Russia, said its remaining operations in the country were related to limited network maintenance of critical importance. The producer thereby aims to fulfill contractual and humanitarian obligations.
According to the agency, the Swedish telecommunications equipment manufacturer Ericsson will also reduce its operations in Russia in the coming months. It is reported that the company’s Russian representative office employs about 400 employees who, according to the employer, will receive financial support.
In April, Ericsson suspended its operations in Russia for an indefinite period. Meanwhile, Nokia already announced that it would completely leave the country. Now both manufacturers are directly talking about the complete liquidation of business activities in Russia. As Ericsson and Nokia leave Russia, the country’s mobile operators MTS and Tele2 will become more dependent on Chinese companies such as Huawei and ZTE.
Konrad Siwik, journalist of Komórkomania
Source: Komórkomania.pl – aktualności ze świata smartfonów i tabletów by komorkomania.pl.
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