Eurobites: Nokia appoints new head of Europe

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Also in today’s EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson exits something; Meta and Apple fined for personalized ads shenanigans; Olivetti feels the Benefit.

Nokia has appointed Rolf Werner as SVP of its European operation, with a brief to drive Nokia’s market share in the region and strengthen the vendor’s relationships with key customers. Werner joins Nokia from Cognizant Technology Solutions, where he was CEO of the software company’s German unit. Prior to that Werner held senior positions at Fujitsu, Global Logic and T-Systems, where he led the turnaround of T-Systems’ French operation. Light Reading contacted Nokia to ask where this leaves Jan van Tetering, who is still listed on LinkedIn as Nokia’s SVP Europe and CEO Nokia Bell, but had yet to receive a response by the time of publication.

UPDATE: According to a Nokia spokesperson, Jan van Tetering will remain at Nokia but is moving to a new role, the details of which have not yet been made public.

Ericsson has announced, a tad cryptically, that it “has decided to exit certain subscale agreements and product offerings” as part of its long-term cloud software and services strategy. According to the vendor’s statement on the matter, the move will

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