Nokia Siemens Networks' Future Undecided
Nokia Siemens Networks' parent companies, Nokia and Siemens, are mulling plans for the joint venture's life after their current contract expires in 2013. According to sources cited by the Wall Street Journal, they are weighing the possibility of selling a 51% stake in the company to private equity firms. "Our parent companies have stated their commitment to Nokia Siemens Networks, whilst exploring the possibility of private equity taking a stake in the company," a NSN spokesperson said. A Nokia spokesperson said that they are not seeking to sell the entire company. Nokia Siemens Networks has struggled in recent quarters, and is a burden to both parent companies. It has not achieved its primary goal, which was to become a major player in the U.S. market. No final decisions have been made.