Nokia Siemens drives MTS Russia’s FD LTE expansion in Moscow

MTS Russia — in association with Nokia Siemens Networks — will deploy 4G on FD LTE technologies in Moscow and Central Russia regions during the third quarter of 2013.

The telecom operator utilizes its 2600 MHz and 800 MHz frequency bands for increased capacity, addressing the growing demand for mobile broadband services.

As per the three-year contract, Nokia Siemens will supply FD LTE radio access, IP core network equipment and services.

Andrey Ushatskiy, vice-president and CTO of MTS Group, said: “In 2012, we launched our TD LTE network. By adding FD LTE, we will be able to take full advantage of our spectrum allocation, provide higher capacity, and deliver the superior data experience that our subscribers deserve.”

Nokia Siemens will upgrade the existing Single RAN platform, based on its Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station, for a fast LTE / 4G rollout.

Nokia Siemens Networks will also deploy its NetAct network management system for consolidated configuration, monitoring and network optimization.

When providing the FDD LTE radio network, Nokia Siemens Networks enables IP Multimedia Subsystem improvement capabilities for voice evolution at MTS.

To support MTS in deploying a network with the highest quality possible, Nokia Siemens Networks will provide a full range of services, including network implementation, planning and optimization, care and system integration.

Kristina Tikhonova, head of Region East at Nokia Siemens Networks, said. “With unprecedented scalability and flexibility, our FDD LTE solution will allow MTS to evolve its network in a fast and cost-effective manner, meeting its ever-increasing coverage and capacity needs.”

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