Like many multinational companies, over the last few days we’ve received a number of questions about our business in Japan. This blog is written to provide a brief answer to some of the most frequently asked.
All of us at Nokia Siemens Networks have been watching the events in Japan very closely, with considerable concern for everyone affected, particularly our colleagues and their families. We can confirm that all of our employees are reported safe and our subcontractors, currently supporting network rollouts, are accounted for. Over 1500 people currently work on behalf of Nokia Siemens Networks in Japan, of which 300 are direct employees.
Connectivity has now been restored to our offices and, from what we can tell so far, there has only been very limited damage to our facilities. Our Japan crisis management and business continuity team continues to monitor the situation closely. Our current priorities are to ensure our employees remain safe and to help our customers get their systems up and running again.
The situation with our customers’ networks is still being assessed. All of us at Nokia Siemens Networks are committed to helping Japan’s recovery by working with operators to quickly ensure telecoms services are restored to allow them to support command and control, as well as rescue and recovery, operations.
Our thoughts are with those most affected by the disaster. If there are any further updates about our response that we can provide, we’ll post them here.
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