HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) said it is raising 800 million euros ($1.03 billion) from public markets and will use the money to repay debt and for general purposes.

Nokia Siemens Networks is a mobile telecoms equipment joint venture owned by Nokia and Siemens. ($1 = 0.7737 euros)

(Reporting by Terhi Kinnunen, editing by Mia Shanley)