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Improving coverage with Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has recently been selected by operators in Thailand and Saudi Arabia to enhance their networks.
Thailand’s state-owned telecom operator, TOT, is upgrading its 3G network to HSPA+ and improving mobile broadband services for its 7.2 million customers by providing download speeds up to 42 Mbps with the help of NSN technology.
Nokia Siemens Networks’ all-IP ready HSPA+ solution is based on Dual Carrier HSDPA technology, Flexi Multiradio Base Stations, and 3G Radio Network Multicontrollers (RNC). The company will also deploy its Liquid Core’s COTS ATCA*-based Open Mobile Switching Server (MSS) to enable a smooth transition to LTE.
The TOT network will be monitored and optimised using NSN’s NetAct network management system, while its Location Based Services solution will enable TOT to offer Value Added Services (VAS), such as localised advertising.
Even higher mobile broadband services, with speeds of up to 100 Mbps, are due to come to Saudi Telecom Company (STC) subscribers soon, as STC has selected NSN to upgrade its nationwide GSM and 3G networks and expand its commercial 4G (TD-LTE: time division duplex long term evolution) network.
This means that Nokia Siemens Networks will now be responsible for building one-third of STC’s nationwide 4G network; STC announced the launch of its commercial 4G network using TD-LTE equipment from NSN back in September last year.
“With more and more subscribers using bandwidth-intensive applications for smart phones and USB dongles, we needed to modernise our existing GSM and 3G networks, while rapidly launching 4G services. This is exactly what Nokia Siemens Networks offered us – excellent technology coupled with a smooth services roll-out,” according to Bandar Mohammed Al Qafari, Vice President, Network Sector at STC KSA.
For more on Nokia Siemens Networks, the world’s specialist in mobile broadband with operations in over 150 countries, check out the company’s Web site.