SFR selects Nokia Siemens as radio supplier to implement 4G / LTE network

Telecom Lead Europe: SFR has selected Nokia Siemens as radio supplier to implement its 4G / LTE network and upgrade its GSM and 3G networks in major French cities.

Leveraging Nokia Siemens Networks’ Liquid Radio technology, SFR will address its capacity needs and provide better 4G customer experience.

Nokia Siemens is supporting SFR with the launch of its 4G service with networks in Paris and Paris La Défense European business district.

Benoit Duchêne, head of SFR customer business team at Nokia Siemens Networks, said: “With our Liquid Radio solution, SFR is able to deliver best-in-class mobile internet performance and accelerate the take-up of 4G.”

Nokia Siemens will provide its Liquid Radio solution built on the Single Radio Access Network (RAN) platform with Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station, enabling data transfer speeds of up to 100 Mbps. The company is also implementing networks automation solution, Self-Organizing Networks (SON) for RAN.

The contract also includes Nokia Siemens Networks’ NetActnetwork management system and a suite of associated software tools for consolidated configuration, monitoring, and network optimization across technologies.


Recently, Nokia Siemens Networks said it is preparing O2’s network for LTE in the U.K. Network modernization is expected to lay path for 4G services ahead of 2013 spectrum auction.

Nokia Siemens Networks has launched Customer Experience Management (CEM) for Liquid Net. CEM for Liquid Net is a new approach from Nokia Siemens which provides insight into the experience of people using a mobile network and converts that into specific investment and network optimization projects using the company’s Liquid Net software portfolio.

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