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What Nokia Siemens will acquire next.(Nokia Siemens Networks)

Byline: Ed Gubbins

With two acquisition announcements in the last three months, Nokia Siemens Networks is clearly in M&A mode, though its next move is anyone's guess. A look at NSN's existing product portfolio, however, provides some insight into what moves might make sense for the joint venture.

In October, NSN made its first acquisition, of seven-year-old Ethernet access equipment vendor Atrica, for an undisclosed sum. Last week it acquired five-year-old IMS vendor Apertio for $205 million.

Those first two acquisitions came near the end of a rocky first year for the new megavendor. In December, Mark Sue, an analyst with RBC Capital Markets, said NSN "continues to underperform" and that "much work needs to be done. …

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