International CTIA Wireless®, New Orleans, USA – May 7, 2012
T-Mobile USA selects Nokia Siemens Networks to support network modernization and LTE evolution #CTIA12
- Nokia Siemens Networks one of the vendors selected to support $4 billion 4G evolution plan
- Provide LTE network, with Release 10 readiness, on multi-radio platform
- Will include network-wide capability for future 4×4 MIMO functionality
- GSM and HSPA+ multiradio network modernization
Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the vendors selected to support the $4 billion 4G network evolution plan, which T-Mobile USA announced today. As part of the deal, Nokia Siemens Networks will modernize T-Mobile’s GSM and HSPA+ core and radio access infrastructure in key markets to improve existing voice and data coverage. It will also deploy LTE as part of T-Mobile USA’s 4G evolution initiative in 2013. The network transformation efforts are part of T-Mobile’s strategic focus on affordable 4G services.
“We are excited to continue our long-standing and successful partnership with Nokia Siemens Networks as we modernize our network and deploy LTE in 2013,” said Neville Ray, chief technology officer, T-Mobile USA. “With the latest release 10 LTE equipment, T-Mobile is well positioned to continue our 4G leadership into the future.”
Nokia Siemens Networks will provide T-Mobile its Evolved Packet Core platform, including Flexi NS (Network Server) and Flexi NG (Network Gateway). The company will also provide for the LTE deployment its Single RAN Advanced platform based on its Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station. Part of Nokia Siemens Networks’ award-winning Flexi base station portfolio, the Flexi Multiradio 10 is acclaimed for its outstanding capacity, allowing operators to deliver up to 10 times more data traffic.
“We’re pleased to extend our relationship with T-Mobile, following the successful roll out of its 4G HSPA+ service,” said Ricky Corker, head of the North America region for Nokia Siemens Networks. “As a leader in mobile broadband services and LTE commercial deployment, Nokia Siemens Networks’ innovative technology and global experience will enable T-Mobile to modernize its network and deploy LTE with minimal intrusion and transform its network to LTE in the most optimal, cost effective way.”
T-Mobile has already deployed Nokia Siemens Networks’ subscriber data management solution and this will be enhanced to support a more powerful customer experience with LTE. In addition, Nokia Siemens Networks will deliver a range of services, including network planning and optimization, network implementation and support for the modernization and LTE deployment.
The deployment will also include Nokia Siemens Networks’ NetAct multi technology Network Management System. This will enable a consolidated and effective end-to-end solution to manage and optimize T-Mobile’s network and evolved packet core from a single platform. In addition, both the Nokia Siemens Networks SON** and a separate, dedicated multi vendor Performance Manager *** will be delivered.
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About Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks is the world’s specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world’s most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly.
With headquarters in Espoo, Finland, we operate in over 150 countries and had net sales of over 14 billion euros in 2011. http://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com