Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Finland's Elisa Selects NSN for Mobile Upgrade

Elisa, a leading Nordic communications services provider, has selected Nokia Siemens Networks for the first phase of its LTE rollout, 3G expansions and upgrades as well as GSM modernization. As part of the agreement, Nokia Siemens Networks will deploy its Flexi Multiradio Base Stations and high capacity Multicontroller platform in the network. With these common platforms Elisa will significantly cut operational costs for GSM, 3G and LTE. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"Choosing a local Finnish vendor, Nokia Siemens Networks, across our 4G, 3G and GSM technologies further tightens the good relationship between the companies. We are well prepared for providing a fantastic end user experience in new services via the 4G/LTE network. In parallel, we will significantly expand the 3G service and modernize the GSM network. This will guarantee also in the future the industry leading mobile broadband performance we already have for our customers," said Timo Katajisto, executive vice president, Elisa.

"We share a long history with Elisa since the first GSM call in 1991 and we are committed in building Elisa's new LTE network with the same pioneering enthusiasm and to providing the best and most cost-efficient solution for evolving all three radio technologies into one single radio access network (single RAN)," said Esa Harju, head of the Nordic and Baltic business, Nokia Siemens Networks.

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