In this way, Nokia wants to fulfill previously signed contracts for technical support in the attacking country and promises, upon completion, to transfer the management of products on the Russian market to a separate company. This is reported by the Russian mass media citing sources close to one of the local telecommunications operators. job 24 conveys the details.
Nokia seeks permission to supply equipment to Russia
Nokia needs the permission of the American regulator because the company took over the French-American manufacturer Alcatel-Lucent in 2016, and some of the patents are registered with the US company. The request to the Finnish Foreign Ministry was necessary because Nokia plans to export equipment to Russia from this country, which is the addressee of the Russian release note.
According to one of the sources, negotiations with all customers on this issue are currently in the final stages. That this is not about the supply of equipment for the expansion of networks in Russia by a Finnish company, but about spare partsnecessary to support the stable functioning of existing networks in the aggressor country over the next three years.
Two sources said Nokia is recommending its customers in Russia to contact their local Telesistemy Service LLC for technical support. Currently, this company is preparing to sign an agreement for technical support of Nokia equipment in the hostile country. From 1 January 2023after that, the Finnish manufacturer will cease to exist completely and will not have any obligations in Russia.
We will remind you that after the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Nokia and a number of other manufacturers of telecommunications equipment stopped supplying their products to the aggressor country. Later the USA excluded from sub-approved list telecommunications and Internet equipment, but its supply requires export licenses issued by Western regulators.
Source: 24 Tv
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