Tuesday, February 14, 2012

T-Mobile Poland and Orange Poland Agree to Radio Network Sharing

T-Mobile Poland and Orange Poland have selected Nokia Siemens Networks as one of the vendors to deploy and upgrade their GSM and HSPA networks, enable radio network sharing and prepare for LTE.

Nokia Siemens Networks will provide its Single RAN (radio access network) platform and related services to improve the network performance, reduce costs and make the shared network LTE-ready. Flexi Multiradio Base Stations will replace a large part of the existing GSM and HSPA radio access sites. The platform will also allow a percentage of the existing sites to be re-used, thereby lowering costs while protecting investments. In addition, NSN will supply its NetAct network management system to ensure a single view of all the different network technologies, consolidating network monitoring, management and optimization within this shared environment. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Currently, Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa operates the T-Mobile network, while PTK Centertel runs the Orange network, and these will be managed by a joint venture called NetWorkS!http://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com

  • In January, PTK and the Polish Digital Telephony SA announced contracts with both Huawei and Nokia Siemens Networks for NetWorkS! The network sharing deal between the operators was first announced in July 2011.

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