Tuesday, January 13, 2009

T-Mobile Austria Selects NSN to Manage Mobile Backhaul

T-Mobile Austria has selected Nokia Siemens Networks for managing its backhaul network. The deal requires NSN to provide high-quality backhaul from T-Mobile's more than 6,000 radio network sites across Austria, serving 3.3 million customers.

The complete managed services solution -- which includes planning, installation and management -- will provide increased transport network throughput. Under the contract, which runs through 2013, Nokia Siemens Networks will assume full responsibility for the optimization and operation of the mobile backhaul network. The control and responsibility for the network and the supervision of its quality remains with T-Mobile Austria. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The companies said the arrangement enables T-Mobile Austria to focus even more on delivering advanced mobile broadband to its subscribers.

"With this agreement we are transferring an operational part of our network into the hands of Nokia Siemens Networks. This allows us to further focus on providing our customers with new and higher quality services thanks to increased bandwidth, which Nokia Siemens Networks will supply," says Jim Burke, Chief Technical Officer at T-Mobile Austria.

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