News In Brief: Nokia, Telekom Austria, NTT DoCoMo
Nokia will shed a total of 7,000 staff by end-2012, announcing plans to cut 4,000 staff in Denmark, Finland and the UK to aid efforts to shed €1 billion from operating costs at its devices and services division. The remaining 3,000 staff will transfer to Accenture, which is taking control of Symbian development.
Telekom Austria has merged the brands of its fixed and mobile services under its A1 moniker, as part of efforts to integrate its domestic telecoms businesses.
NTT DoCoMo predicts just 35 of its mobile base stations will remain inoperative by end-April, from a total of 307 damaged by an earthquake and tsunami in March.