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Volaris Group to Acquire IP Video Business from Nokia

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Nokia announced plans to divest its IP Video business to Volaris Group, a Toronto-based software company.

Nokia's video product portfolio - including its caching and streaming products, origin and storage technology, and stream personalization software - is expected to move to Volaris and launch a new pure play streaming technology company, Velocix, operating as an independent business within Volaris Group's Communications & Media portfolio.

Nokia will remain a minority shareholder in the new entity and continue to play a critical role in supporting the company's growth. The planned deal is expected to close during Q4 2018, subject to customary closing conditions. 

The majority of Nokia's IP Video business employees are expected to transition to Velocix. Nokia will become a Global Channel Partner for Velocix, enabling it to continue to sell and support Velocix video solutions. Nokia will maintain certain elements of its video unit, including integration business and associated employees, to provide continued support for existing customers.

David Nyland, Portfolio Leader and President, Communications & Media
Volaris is truly excited by this pending acquisition of Nokia's market-leading video streaming portfolio. This planned transaction marks our first investment in the highly dynamic media technology sector and we look forward to using it as a springboard for growth.

Paul Larbey, Head of the Ip Video Business, Nokia
Through several acquisitions the name changed, but the purpose remains the same: to enable big changes in the video market, to make video more personal and to enable a highly compelling entertainment experience for consumers on every screen.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma

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