Wednesday, September 13, 2006

SFR Deploys Nokia MSC Server Mobile Softswitch in France

SFR, the second largest mobile telecommunications operator in France, plans to deploy the Nokia MSC Server (MSS) mobile softswitch to enhance its network coverage and capacity. The network modernization deal upgrades SFR's current circuit switched core with a packet solution that fully enables fixed mobile convergence and the rapid growth of 3G-traffic.

The Nokia MSC Server System, including the Nokia Multimedia Gateway, will enable SFR to manage the demands of its growing traffic while reducing its operational expenditure (OPEX). The turnkey nature of the deal with SFR means that Nokia will manage all activities related to network roll-out from adaptation works on site to integration, re-hosting the radio equipment and operating the network. Also included is the multitechnology Nokia NetAct network and service management solution. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Nokia noted that its MSS to over 100 mobile operators worldwide.

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