Nokia Siemens Networks is merging its Middle East and Africa (MEA) businesses into a single organisation covering the whole region, in a bid to strengthen the quality of mobile broadband focus for operators.
Igor Leprince, head of the company’s business in the Middle East, took over the role of head of MEA on January 1 2013.
The new combined region, according to Nokia Siemens, will allow the company to strengthen the quality of delivery to its operator customers in the region, particularly large multi-country operators such as Bharti Airtel, Etisalat, Qtel, Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Vodacom and Zain, in a more integrated way.
“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 FDD-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 realize their vision of becoming advanced mobile broadband providers.”
The new Asia, Middle East & Africa cluster (AMEA) will manage the company’s customer operations in MEA, India, Asia Pacific, Greater China and Japan.