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Elop: Nokia will stay in Oulu

The city of Oulu will retain a pivotal role in the development of basic mobile phones, says Nokia CEO Stephen Elop in an interview given to the provincial daily Kaleva.

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His comments come after Nokia announced a total of 3,700 job cuts in Finland. Some 500 to 600 jobs are expected to go at Nokia’s plants in Oulu. However, Elop did not confirm the actual number of redundancies in the interview.

Elop stressed the future depended on producing hit products for consumers.

The Nokia CEO also visited local Nokia directors and personnel representatives in Oulu on Tuesday.