MTS Russia has tapped NSN for better mobile broadband experience.
It will invest in major modernization and expansion initiative that will benefit mobile customers in Ukraine and Turkmenistan.
MTS is also deploying additional 3G base stations in Turkmenistan. Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) will provide core network elements, radio access and services for these upgrades. ( Ericsson signs 4G deal with MTS Russia )
“It is a challenge to install and integrate new equipment into our existing network, without disrupting end user services,” said Andrew Ushatsky, CTO at MTS Group.
The core network elements deployed include NSN’s Mobile Softswitching (MSS) systems and Multimedia Gateway (MGW) to handle MTS voice and multimedia services. The NetActnetwork management system will be upgraded to monitor, manage and optimize the complete network.
NSN will deliver its Single RAN (radio access network) platform, based on the Flexi Multiradio Base Station. The multi-technology platform will help modernize a large part of the existing sites.
Additionally, the company will deliver its Multicontroller Platform for the 3G Radio Network Controller (RNC), 2G Base Station Controller (BSC) and related 2G Transcoder (TC). The Multicontroller Platform will further increase the flexibility and efficiency of MTS’ single radio networks.
The scope of the deal includes services, such as network implementation, planning and optimization, systems integration and a full set of care services comprising hardware, software and competence development services.
“To manage the continuing growth in mobile broadband demand and deliver the best possible quality of service, operators need to upgrade and optimize their networks, while maintaining cost efficiency,” said Sergei Cherepnin, MTS Ukraine and Belarus customer team head at NSN.