Nokia’s IP Routing Business Hit by Component Shortage: CEO

By Reuters
July 27, 2018 Updated: July 27, 2018

HELSINKI—Nokia’s second-quarter sales of IP routers were held back by component supply shortages, the network equipment maker’s chief executive said on Thursday.

The Finnish company’s IP routing sales fell 9 percent in the second quarter to 592 million euros, compared to the group’s total networks revenue of 4.7 billion euros.

“Our performance in IP routing would have been meaningfully better if we had not faced some component supply issues in the quarter,” CEO Rajeev Suri told a conference call.

“There is tight supply for some standard components, such as various capacitors, dialers and transistors,” he said, citing growing demand for digital technology in the automotive and other sectors.

Reporting by Jussi Rosendahl