Nokia is first and leading a phone maker — with Microsoft’s statement that it is purchasing the devices group of Nokia, what other is left of the Finland-based Corporation? The answer to this is: its Technologies.
Nokia states it will emphasize on its three “recognized businesses” after it vends its services and some specific devices business to Microsoft — specifically HERE, NSN, its patent group and its CTO office.
The Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) business agreements with network setup and services, mainly mobile broadband, and works on LTE services as well as forthcoming technologies. HERE is concerned with location and mapping services through diverse screens and operating systems, while the Progressive Technologies business will form on numerous of Nokia’s current CTO and IP events.
Microsoft may be buying the devices business and taking over its Qualcomm and other key IP licenses, but it is only authorizing Nokia’s patents for use through all Microsoft products and permitting the facility to use the HERE mapping skills largely, so Nokia gets to stay being the holder of these patents and mapping technology.
The mutual contract notes that Nokia will keep its patent portfolio and award Microsoft a 10-year license to its patents at the time of the deal concluding, while Microsoft will award Nokia give-and-take rights to use Microsoft copyrights in its HERE services. In addition, Microsoft will independently compensate Nokia for a four-year authorization to use HERE technologies.
Nokia will endure to possess and manage the Nokia brand. Microsoft is acquiring the Lumia brand and products, the Asha brand, and Nokia’s Mobile Phones business division.
In spirit, afterward the transaction will be shut down, Nokia will be renovated into a IP and technology accrediting corporation and shack its constructor role. Microsoft will take over the pointer and develop the OEM (Original equipment manufacturer) for its particular Lumia brand Windows Phone devices.