Tuesday, January 12, 2010

NSN Supplies Core Network for Canada's SaskTel

SaskTel, a full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to provide core network technology for a new next-generation wireless network. Specifically, NSN will supply mobile softswitching, packet core with "direct tunnel" functionality, and harmonized subscriber management systems. The upgraded systems will complement SaskTel's existing 3G network and provide a transition to 4G/LTE. SaskTel's network is expected to be initially launched mid-2010 with a targeted completion date of 2011. Financial terms were not disclosed.