Press releases 2011

2011-12-28 | Personalized mobile services for Vodafone Egypt subscribers

Subscribers of Vodafone Egypt, the country’s largest telecom operator, will soon enjoy a host of customized services. The operator is upgrading its subscriber data management system built on the One-NDS platform provided by Nokia Siemens Networks. This will enable Vodafone Egypt to speed up the process of launching new, targeted services.

2011-12-22 | PLUS Communication now offers nationwide high-quality, consistent services

PLUS Communication sh.a, the latest telecom entrant in Albania, now offers high-quality voice and data services across the country, allowing users to retain their existing phone numbers when switching to its services. The operator has increased the geographical coverage of its 3G-ready GSM/EDGE radio and core nework supplied by Nokia Siemens Networks to more than 85% and implemented mobile number portability.

2011-12-22 | Improved mobile broadband coverage, faster data speeds for Polkomtel subscribers

Polkomtel S.A., Poland’s leading mobile operator, now offers improved mobile broadband services with better indoor coverage and wider reach beyond the country’s big cities. Nokia Siemens Networks has modernized the operator’s GSM network and expanded its 3G/HSPA+ network to enable new services using the 900 MHz frequency band. Nokia Siemens Networks also upgraded Polkomtel’s packet core network to the latest ATCA* technology for faster roll-out of advanced data services.

2011-12-20 | Indonesia under-sea fiber link gets huge capacity boost

A 354 kilometer under-sea link in Indonesia, critical to the country’s international connectivity, has been upgraded by Nokia Siemens Networks. PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (PT Telkom), the largest telecom operator in Indonesia, now benefits from bandwidth of 40 Gigabits per second (40G) per channel on its JaSuKa* undersea cable between Dumai and Dangas, while reusing existing assets. Nokia Siemens Networks provided its optical networking equipment to deliver the world’s longest 40G link deployment without intermediate amplifiers. With currently four 40G channels - or wavelengths of light - in operation, the link’s maximum information carrying capacity has been increased over 16 times.

2011-12-19 | Improved mobile services, coverage for Vodacom Tanzania customers

Vodacom Tanzania is modernizing its GSM and 3G networks nationwide to improve performance and capacity, providing more reliable, faster, mobile broadband services. Under a five-year contract, Nokia Siemens Networks is implementing its Single RAN (radio access network) platform for the network modernization and expansion. In addition, the vendor is deploying additional GSM and 3G base stations to expand coverage. The company will also deploy its software features to increase network capacity and efficiency.

2011-12-14 | Nokia Siemens Networks to enable combined CDMA and LTE service in Japan

Nokia Siemens Networks is implementing its Circuit Switched Fallback (CSFB) technology to enable CDMA and LTE technologies to work together in KDDI’s network in Japan. The deployment will allow KDDI to use its existing CDMA network to continue delivering high-quality voice services while maximizing the efficiency of its newly deployed LTE network. Nokia Siemens Networks provided the CDMA network, and is supplying and deploying KDDI’s LTE radio network. KDDI expects to launch LTE services by the end of 2012.

2011-12-13 | Nokia Siemens Networks, SKY first with 4G in Latin America

SKY, the largest cable and satellite TV operator in Brazil, today launched wireless broadband services using fourth generation (4G) technology. Nokia Siemens Networks is the sole vendor for the launch, providing a complete TD-LTE (time division duplex long term evolution)* network, the first of its kind in Latin America.

2011-12-12 | Renewable energy powered Vodacom mobile broadband at COP17

Vodacom South Africa and Nokia Siemens Networks provided zero-carbon emission mobile broadband at COP17* climate change conference in Durban, November 28 to December 09. Nokia Siemens Networks installed its energy-efficient base station, powered by its complete green energy solution, to help Vodacom meet the surge in the traffic caused by conference visitors.

2011-12-11 | ADTRAN to acquire Nokia Siemens Networks fixed line Broadband Access business

ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, announced today that it plans to acquire, through an asset sale and purchase agreement, the Nokia Siemens Networks fixed line Broadband Access business (BBA), and associated professional services and network management solutions. The planned acquisition would include the Broadband Access intellectual properties, technologies and the established customer base.

2011-12-08 | Nokia Siemens Networks, iDirect connect mobile base stations via satellite

Telecom operators can now provide 3G mobile broadband to isolated and under-served areas via satellite backhaul. The approach that makes this possible combines Nokia Siemens Networks’ I-HSPA* with Evolution** satellite routers from VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology. The solution, successfully tested by both companies, can deliver downlink speeds of 10 Mbps*** per user from base stations in remote areas linked to a core network via satellite.