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NSN completes 3G project for Telefonica

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has announced in a press release that it has completed the implementation of a 3G network expansion for Telefonica that increases coverage, improves service quality, and reduces costs of the operator’s Spanish network. Via the project, coverage has been improved by ‘more than 25%’ in dense urban areas, whilst other improvements have been made to energy efficiency and environmental impact. With the implementation of NSN’s 3G Flexi Base Station, Telefonica expects to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 9,500 tonnes per year. NSN also provided network and services managing, monitoring and analysing.

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February 10, 2009 at 19:17 Leave a comment

NSN launches combined 2G/3G/LTE base station

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has launched a new base station that will support GSM/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA and LTE in a single unit. The vendor said the new multi-radio base station – part of its ‘Flexi’ range – is targeted at existing 2G and 3G operators that are looking for a simple software upgrade to next generation mobile technologies; it is also aimed at CDMA operators planning to migrate to WCDMA/HSPA or LTE. NSN claimed that running multiple radio technologies in a single base station would cut costs as it maximises the re-use of existing infrastructure, and requires fewer site visits and maintenance.

NSN also talked up the new product’s green credentials, claiming the base station has the lowest energy consumption in the market. It said that an average three sector base station site running GSM/EDGE and WCDMA/HSPA simultaneously would consume as little as 790W. The new base stations will start being deployed at the beginning of 2010.

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February 10, 2009 at 13:57 Leave a comment

Africell chooses NSN to modernise core networks in Sierra Leone and Gambia

West African cellco Africell has contracted Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to deploy a mobile softswitching solution in its GSM networks in Gambia and Sierra Leone. The implementation is aimed at increasing efficiency by reducing operating expenses, while meeting subscribers’ growing demands and accelerating the deployment of new services. ‘The development of our core network is crucial to Africell’s future success as our call traffic continues to increase. Implementing NSN’s 3GPP Release 4 architecture will improve our overall network capacity in order to optimise the network resources providing state-of-the-art services to our customers,’ said Ziad Dalloul, CEO for Lintel Group, Africell’s holding company. The contract follows on from NSN’s expansion of radio and core mobile networks for the Gambian and Sierra Leone units. 

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February 4, 2009 at 17:54 Leave a comment

DTAC picks Nokia Siemens Networks for 3G

Nokia Siemens Networks has been selected by Thai telecommunications service provider Total Access Communication (DTAC) as one of two vendors to supply gear for its 3G network. In the frame contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will deliver radio access network with both 2G and 3G technologies to DTAC. In the core network, DTAC’s circuit switch will be enhanced to accommodate 2G/3G, and a packet switch will be introduced for high speed packet access (HSPA).


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January 19, 2009 at 16:51 Leave a comment

China issues 3G mobile phone licenses

China assigned third-generation mobile phone licenses Wednesday to three carriers in a long-awaited step that is expected to prompt $41 billion in spending on new equipment.

Licenses were granted to China Mobile Ltd., China Unicom Ltd. and China Telecom Corp., the Ministry of Indutry and Information Technology said. Third-generation, or 3G, technology supports Web surfing, wireless video and other services and the start of service is expected to spur new revenue growth.

The awarding of licenses was delayed while China’s government developed its own technology to compete with two global 3G standards.

The Chinese-developed standard, TD-SCDMA, was assigned to China Mobile, the world’s biggest phone carrier by subscribers. That appeared to be an effort to make sure the new system has the financial and technical backing to succeed.

The two global standards, WCDMA and CDMA-2000, were assigned to China Unicom and China Telecom, respectively.

According to AIKresearch’s databse, China has 650 million mobile phone accounts, and Chinese carriers are expected to spend 280 billion yuan ($41 billion) on new equipment.

Such sales will be important to global suppliers Motorola Inc., Alcatel-Lucent SA, Nokia-Siemens Networks and Ericsson AB as demand elsewhere slumps. But they face competition from fledgling Chinese producers.

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January 7, 2009 at 16:36 Leave a comment


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