Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

9,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 May 2007
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2007
Foreseen end date
1 January 2010


In 2006, Nokia and Siemens, two of the larger communications companies in the world, announced the creation of the joint venture Nokia Siemens Networks that became one of the three largest telecom providers in the world. Nokia Siemens Networks has approximately 60,000 employees in the world and is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

On 4 May 2007, the company announced a huge reorganisation plan that envisages the loss of around 9,000 jobs by 2010 in order to reduce the costs of the new company. In particular, the plan provides for 2,900 redundant workers in Germany and around 1,700 redundant workers in Finland.


  • 5 May 2007: Il Sole 24 Ore


Eurofound (2007), Nokia Siemens Networks, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 65316, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65316.