Nokia hopes to slash 597 jobs in France less than two years after its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.
Precise details of where the axe will fall are not known, but the Finland-based vendor said R&D roles are not affected.
A plan was presented to Nokia’s Works Council and employee representatives earlier this week.
Nokia has around 5,300 employees in France out of a global headcount of 102,687.
The vendor has research facilities at Paris-Saclay and Lannion and plans to recruit 500 new R&D engineers in the country by the end of 2018.
The job cuts are part of a plan to deliver €1.2 billion in “synergies” by 2018 following the merger of Nokia and A-L.
When Nokia got the go-ahead from the French government to takeover A-L in 2015, the Finnish company promised to maintain employment in France in-line with A-L’s Shift Plan goals “for a period of at least two years”.
However, operating profit jumped 73 percent to €574 million.