Monday, March 10, 2008

Fastweb Selects Nokia Siemens Networks for MVNO Launch

Fastweb, which is currently serving 1.3 million fixed network customers in Italy, has selected Nokia Siemens Networks as a technological partner when it launches mobile services later this year. Nokia Siemens Networks will provide Fastweb with a suite of convergent core network products and network implementation services to facilitate the launch of mobile data services. Specifically, Nokia Siemens Networks will deliver the network control solution, featuring its Intelligent Service Node (Flexi ISN), during the first quarter of 2008, ensuring that the whole system be in place for the MVNO service launch, scheduled for the second half of the year. The contract also includes a service package for commissioning, installation and launch support to prepare Fastweb for the MVNO operation. Financial terms were not disclosed.