Rajeev Suri named new Nokia CEO moving up from NSN

Heavy duty Indian connexion for both Nokia & Microsoft

suri - class of 1989 @ mit

Having completed the sell-off of its Devices & Services division to Microsoft, Nokia has named Nokia Rajeev Suri as its new CEO. Its a predictable move since Suri had been heading up the solutions & networking divisionĀ  – formerly Nokia Siemens Networks [NSN]. It is reported that Nokia currently acquires around 90 per cent of its remaining revenues from the networking division. But there’s a strong connexion between Suri and current Microsoft chief Satya Nadella both were MITĀ  student -just a year apart. Not at the Massachusetts Instute of Technology as you might have thought but at the Manipal Institute of Technology near Mangalore in Karnataka.

It’s a massive feather in the cap for the Indian university as not only are Microsoft and Nokia high profile tech companies they are also both in the Fortune 500.

Suri, of course, doesn’t have an easy task ahead of him since in the mobile networking infrastructure business, Nokia faces formidable opposition.

First off, there’s the veteran infrastructure supplier – Ericsson which has survived fierce competition in the past.

Then there are the two Chinese giants – Huawei and ZTE who both enjoy success in their home market – China.

China is the main user of TD-SCDMA technology but it is often over looked that Siemens was a major backer of the original standard.

Perhaps Suri connexion with MIT will help him win business in the important Indian sub-continent?

About Rajveer Singh Rathore

Rajveer Singh Rathore is a Microsoft consultant working with who worked in enterprise IT services and solutions provider. He is a blogger, a reader and a social media enthusiast who loves to observe and share insights about Microsoft technologies. To know more about him, follow him on Twitter @hearthackersss.
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