KT selects Nokia Siemens Networks for LTE 4G service roll outs in Korea

By Telecom Lead Team:
Mobile major KT has selected Nokia Siemens Networks as one of its LTE (4G)
mobile broadband infrastructure and services vendors.

The operator plans to meet
the fast growing demand for mobile broadband and smartphone data services by
re-farming its 1.8GHz band. This will allow KT to offer its subscribers a
superior, 4G, mobile broadband experience by mid 2012.

We are happy to partner with Nokia Siemens Networks and
are confident of the company’s mobile broadband capabilities and extended
support services. Nokia Siemens Networks’ enhanced focus on mobile broadband will
certainly help us deliver superior customer experience with the launch of LTE
services,” according to KT.


Nokia Siemens Networks is providing its 1.8GHz LTE radio
equipment including its Flexi Multiradio Base Stations. The company is also
providing services including network integration and commissioning. Nokia
Siemens Networks’ NetAct operations support system will enable effective
monitoring, management and optimization of KT’s LTE network.


Re-use of spectrum has become all the more vital due to
its limited availability and the increasing use of smartphones and rich
applications. Spectrum re-farming is emerging as a viable option for operators
looking to better allocate existing spectrum cost efficiently and provide
next-generation LTE services that offer a better customer experience,” said
Paul Tyler, head of Asia Pacific region at Nokia Siemens Networks.


Recently, Bharti Airtel
signed Nokia Siemens Networks as its managed services partner in eight circles
of the country.


The five-year managed services contract enables Nokia
Siemens Networks to manage and maintain Bharti Airtel’s 3G and GSM networks as
well as iWAN (internet Wireless Access Network), the operator’s enterprise
broadband service in circles such as Bihar and Jharkhand; Kolkata; Gujarat;
Maharashtra and Goa; Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh; Mumbai; Orissa and West


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