NSN Completes IRIS Telecom Acquisition

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has completed its acquisition of IRIS Telecom, a telecom and engineering services firm headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey. The deal combines Iris’s multi-vendor network planning and optimization (NPO) business with NSN’s global capabilities to create one of the region’s leading telecom services players. IRIS will continue to function as a separate legal entity, with its head office in Istanbul.

IRIS was founded in 1999 with the aim of providing high-quality network planning and optimization services to telecom operators and equipment vendors in Turkey, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East and Africa. It also delivers network deployment and network operation services.

NSN delivers over 900 network planning and optimization projects to telcos each year, including multi-vendor projects. The company has also completed 3G/HSPA optimization projects for over 90 customers.