Thursday, December 20, 2012

O2 Picks Nokia Siemens Networks for London Upgrade

O2 (Telef√≥nica UK) has selected Nokia Siemens Networks for its upcoming LTE rollout across London and the South East of England. The UK operator is anticipating a rapid launch of 4G following Ofcom’s spectrum auctions scheduled for early 2013.

Under the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks is providing its Single RAN platform, and implementing its high-capacity Liquid Radio solution based on its Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station. The contract includes Nokia Siemens Networks’ NetAct network management system. It also includes network implementation and care services across 50 percent of O2’s radio access network including the South-East of the UK and London.

“We’re investing in our network now to ensure we’re able to make 4G available to our customers as soon as possible following next year’s spectrum auctions,” said Andrew Conway, Head of Mobile Access for O2. “Our choice of vendor was based on the positive experiences we’ve had implementing Nokia Siemens Networks’ Liquid Radio solution in our network.”

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