Optus network picks Nokia Siemens Networks for 4G roll-out and network modernization

Telecom Lead Asia-Pacific: Telecom equipment maker Nokia
Siemens Networks has been selected by Australian mobile operator Optus for the
modernization of its mobile network along with refarming the 900 MHz GSM
frequency band.


Under the agreement, Nokia Siemens Networks will also be
providing infrastructure and services for 4G LTE rollout in Sydney
and Perth. The telecom gear maker is the sole LTE core provider for Optus.


Our mobile broadband offering, based on
the Liquid Core and Liquid Radio architectures, will assist
Optus in managing the dynamic capacity and technology demands in one of the
most advanced mobile broadband markets,” said Stephen McFeeley, head of
Australia and New Zealand at Nokia Siemens Networks.


Under the deal, NSN is upgrading the Optus mobile network
and deploying 4G using its Single RAN (radio access network) platform, based on
its Flexi Multiradio Base Station.


NSN is also providing Evolved Packet Core platform
including Flexi NS (Network Server) and Flexi NG (Network Gateway).


  Our major mobile network initiatives, including
network enhancements, U900 MHz spectrum migration program and 4G services
rollout aim to provide the best possible experience for our customers,” added
Günther Ottendorfer, Managing Director, Networks at Optus.


Under the terms of the contract, Optus’ LTE, GSM and 3G
networks will be monitored, managed and optimized by Nokia Siemens Networks’
unified network management system, NetAct.


 Nokia Siemens Networks will also provide Optus with
radio planning, optimization, project management, and care including spare part
management, software maintenance, third-party software support and training.


NSN will deliver some of these services via its Global
Delivery Centers.


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