Showing posts with label Finland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Finland. Show all posts

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Siemens to acquire Finland's Sarokal for 5G test

Siemens agreed to acquire Sarokal Test Systems Oy, a provider of innovative test solutions for fronthaul networks. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Sarokal, which is based in Oulu, Finland, supplies its test solutions to chipset vendors, fronthaul equipment manufacturers, and telecom operators to develop, test and verify their 4G and 5G network devices from the early design stages through implementation and field-testing.

Sarokal's products are used to test transmission specifications across multiple domains. Its tester product family addresses the entire development and maintenance flow for cellular and wired transmission system testing. The technology is especially designed to detect radio frequency (RF) problems. With Sarokal's foresight into the requirements of 5G testing, their testing models were created from the beginning for both the virtual (digitalization) environment as well as the physical testing environment.

"The planned acquisition of Sarokal reinforces our ongoing commitment to EDA and the IC industry," said Tony Hemmelgarn, president and CEO of Siemens PLM Software. "Building on our acquisition of Mentor Graphics, we continue to make strategic investments which leverage Mentor's existing strengths and enable Siemens to expand its offerings to the IC industry."

"Sarokal has been on the forefront of the development of the 5G specification and its requirements for fronthaul networks since its inception. The 5G specification aims to greatly enhance performance for mobile broadband, network operation and Internet of Things (IoT) communication, and this requires new test methodologies," said Harri Valasma, CEO at Sarokal. "Becoming part of Siemens and integrating our technology into the Veloce emulation platform will give us greater visibility into early customer adoption of 5G, which can help us maintain our leadership as this segment is forecasted to grow rapidly."

Thursday, January 11, 2018

First ICEYE Microsatellite launched from India

ICEYE, a start-up based in Helsinki, Finland that is developing microsatellites with unique synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) technology, announced the successful launch of its first satellite on a proof-of-concept mission.

The 70-kg ICEYE-X1 satellite was carried into orbit on ISRO's PSLV-C40 rocket launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in India.

The launch marks the world's first microsatellite equipped with synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) to ever be deployed in space. It is also Finland's very first commercial satellite.

"ICEYE has been committed to enabling better decision making for everyone with Earth observation capabilities, and now through this new SAR data source, we are closer than ever to unlocking that potential across many different industries," said Rafal Modrzewski, CEO and co-founder of ICEYE. "I am extremely proud of the ICEYE team who have now, for the first time in the world, opened up the possibilities of the miniaturization of SAR satellite technology. With the support from the Finnish and European communities, Aalto University, Tekes, Horizon 2020, all of our investors, our extremely talented advisors, and so many more who've supported us, we have been able to achieve this crucial milestone."


ICEYE has at least two additional proof-of-concept satellite missions planned for 2018. These first three initial missions will be conducted through different launch providers. Once testing is completed, ICEYE plans to launch a constellation of more than 18 SAR-enabled microsatellites to bring reliable high-temporal-resolution imaging to the market. ICEYE's constellation, once fully deployed, will allow users to accurately image any point on Earth within only a few hours, regardless of weather or darkness.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

WIVE project looks for 5G vertical applications

A new WIVE (WIreless for VErticals) Project has been established by Nokia Bell Labs and leading academic institutions in Finland to identify vertical applications for 5G.

Besides Nokia, participating groups include Teleste, Telia, ABB, Cargotec Kalmar, Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle), Digita, regulator FICORA, key Finnish universities as well as VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

The two-year project is especially focused on opportunities in the following vertical sectors: Media and entertainment (M&E); Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC), serving sectors like smart grids and remotely controlled machines; and Massive Machine Type Connectivity (mMTC), allowing a high number of devices to be connected with limited cost and energy consumption

https://wive.turkuamk.fi/

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Equinix teams with Eastern Light to build Stockholm-Finland dark fibre route

Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, has announced it is working with Sweden-based independent dark fibre infrastructure provider Eastern Light to establish a new international optical cable route in northern Europe.

The new cable system is non-amplified and designed to allow customers to utilise the equipment of their choice over dark fibre. The cable system will connect from Stockholm, Sweden to Hanko, Helsinki and Kotka in Finland, along the route terminating in two Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres: HE6 in Helsinki and SK2 in Stockholm. The Equinix facilities serve as key interconnection points for the Nordics region and support the transmission of global Internet traffic in the region.

By connecting to Equinix data centres, Eastern Light and its dark fibre customers can leverage Equinix's established business ecosystems and interconnection platform, Platform Equinix, which provides access to the markets and ecosystems that support digital business worldwide.

Equinix noted that Stockholm-based Eastern Light is currently building a series of new international optical cable routes in northern Europe, with a focus on selling dark fibre to operators and other customers that require control over their own infrastructure.

Eastern Light's main supplier of submarine sea cable systems is NSW (Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke), and the new cable system has been optimised utilising Ciena's GeoMesh solutions as part of its dark fibre offering. The Sweden-Finland portion of the cable is scheduled for completion in the autumn of 2017.

The new Eastern Light cable integrates the cable landing station and interconnection hub within a single solution at Equinix's Helsinki and Stockholm data centres, eliminating the need for a beach cable landing station. This helps to reduce cost and complexity and enhance reliability, and will enable Eastern Light customers to scale bandwidth using advanced networking technologies such as SDN.



  • In March, Equinix announced the expanded availability of the Equinix Cloud Exchange, bringing the solution to three new markets, including Dublin, Milan and Stockholm. The solution offers direct, private access to multiple cloud providers for European businesses and enables global enterprises to orchestrate hybrid and multi-cloud solutions across multiple locations.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Teleste and Iskratel partner on DOCSIS + GPON

Teleste of Finland, a provider of broadband video and data communication systems and services, announced a proof of concept (PoC) created with Iskratel, a major European provider of infocommunications solutions based in Slovenia.

Building on the PoC, the two companies plan to deliver and market a new solution for the delivery of Internetbased broadband services integrating Iskratel's GPON technology with Teleste DOCSIS-based mini-CMTS, termed the DAH (DOCSIS Access Hub). The new solution will enable operators to utilise existing last mile coax cabling to extend their fibre networks.

The companies noted that, where FTTH is unsuitable or too costly, hybrid solutions incorporating GPON and DOCSIS can offer a viable option for addressing consumer demand for higher speed Internet connectivity with the ability to support a range of services. Teleste added that GPON and DOCSIS offer roadmaps to support the future development of the two technologies together, while the combination also offers a fast and economical way to deliver high-speed broadband, particularly inside buildings.

Through the agreement, operators can deploy the Iskratel SI3000 Lumia as the GPON OLT and Teleste's DAH as the GPON ONU to provide a plug-and-play solution for delivery of triple-play services. Teleste stated that a single DAH can extend the IP network to all apartments in a building utilising the existing coax cabling, with service available immediately once a DOCSIS cable modem has been connected.

The solution is designed to be particularly relevant for locations where installing new cabling is not viable or not possible, for example as is often the case in historical buildings and city centres in Europe.

Iskratel, operating R&D and manufacturing centres and with around 900 staff and a presence in over 30 countries. offers broadband solutions based on its SI3000 and Innbox product families. Solutions for broadband access and aggregation include fibre and xDSL, along with Innbox CPE. The company's service-centric approach is designed to simplify integration and enable a transition to SDN.

https://www.iskratel.com/en/news/operators-must-learn-new-tricks-when-it-comes-profitable-business-models

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Nokia Bell Labs Forms R&D Pact with University of Oulu

Nokia Bell Labs has entered into a research collaboration agreement with University of Oulu in Finland.

The Joint Center for Future Connectivity aims to be a world leader in developing future 10X technologies – disruptive ideas with ten times greater impact than the state of the art today – for the new digital era, where networks will have seemingly infinite capacity, much greater energy efficiency, heightened application awareness and built-in self-optimization.

“Nokia has been one of our most important collaborators for two decades. This new center is mutually beneficial to train future talents for the needs of digital society,” said Oulu University Rector Jouko Niinimäki.

http://www.nokia.com
http://www.oulu.fi/university/

Friday, February 10, 2017

Nokia to Acquire Comptel, Furthering its Software Portfolio

Nokia agreed to acquire Comptel Corporation, a telecom software company based in Helsinki, Finland, for approximately EUR 347 million in cash.

Comptel offers solutions for catalogue-driven service orchestration and fulfillment, intelligent data processing, customer engagement, and agile service monetization. It processes 20 percent of world's mobile usage data every day, orchestrates communications and digital services for more than two billion end-users daily and its largest customer has around 300 million subscribers. In 2015, Comptel's revenue was EUR 98 million with an 8.7 percent operating margin.  The company was founded in 1986 and has approximately 800 employees. Outside of Finland its major sites include Bulgaria, Malaysia, India, the United Kingdom and Norway.

Nokia said the deal will advance its software strategy and provide service providers with a comprehensive solution to design, deliver, orchestrate and assure communications and digital services across physical, virtual and hybrid networks. Nokia's ambition is to build a standalone software business at scale by expanding and strengthening its software portfolio and go-to-market capabilities with additional sales capacity and a strategic partner network.

The combination of Nokia's Service Assurance portfolio and Comptel's Service Orchestration portfolio would enable a dynamic closed loop between service assurance and fulfillment that simplifies management of complex heterogeneous networks. When combined with Nokia's Cloudband(TM) and Nuage(TM) portfolios, Nokia would be able to provide customers with complete, end-to-end orchestration of complex Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) deployments.

"Nokia is committed to building its software business and is backing its commitment with strategic investments. The timing of the Comptel purchase is important as our customers are changing the way they build and operate their networks.  They are turning to software to provide more intelligence, automate more of their operations, and realize the efficiency gains that virtualization promises. We want to help them by offering one of the industry's broadest and most advanced portfolios. Comptel helps us do that," stated Bhaskar Gorti, president of Nokia's Applications & Analytics business group.

http://www.nokia.com
http://www.comptel.com/

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Sonera Trials Nokia's NB-IoT

Nokia conducted a trial using NB-IoT (Narrowband Internet of Things) technology on Finnish operator Sonera's  commercial 4G network. The trial used Nokia base stations operating in the 800 Mhz band to maximize coverage.

The NB-IoT technology was used to communicate information on temperature, humidity and air pressure over Sonera's 4G network in Helsinki. The companies also connected a roaming device over the commercial network using NB-IoT technology. This world's first demonstration shows how NB-IoT technology will allow companies to track their mobile assets - for example large maintenance firms such as electricians or plumbers with fleets of vehicles or healthcare providers tracking the status of patients outside of a hospital.

NB-IoT is a 3GPP Rel. 13 radio access technology designed especially for enabling cellular connectivity to Internet of Things devices. Nokia said NB-IoT will co-exist with operators' existing networks to benefit from mobile security and privacy features.

http://www.nokia.com

Friday, September 30, 2016

Equinix to Open Internet Exchange in Finland

A new Equinix Internet Exchange is slated to open in Helsinki, Finland in Q1 2017.

Equinix currently operates six data centers in Finland, all in the Helsinki metropolitan area, which offer campus and metro-wide connectivity.

The company noted that its Helsinki data centers are also facilitating Internet connectivity growth locally by anchoring the new Cinia submarine cable system, C-Lion1, between Finland and Germany, providing a bridge between Russia, the Baltic countries, and network nodes in Central Europe. With a record-breaking capacity of 144 Tbps and round trip rate of less than 20 milliseconds between Helsinki and Frankfurt, Equinix customers will be able to take advantage of enhanced international capacity, network latency and performance, as well as Finland's climatic and competitive power pricing benefits.

http://www.equinix.com

Monday, July 4, 2016

Google Signs Up for 236 MW of Wind Energy from Norway, Sweden

Google has agreed to purchase an additional 236 MW of energy from two new wind farms in Norway and Sweden, adding to three other Swedish wind deals. The new, long-term contracts cover all of the output from a 50-turbine project near Stavanger, Norway, which is set to be completed in late 2017, and a 22-turbine project near Mariestad and Töreboda, Sweden, which will be completed by early 2018.

This brings Google's number of wind power power agreements in Europe to seven, totalling more than 500 MW.

Google has now signed 18 such wind power deals globally, representing nearly 2.5 gigawatts (GW) worldwide of contracted wind power output.

http://googlegreenblog.blogspot.com/2016/06/more-nordic-wind-power-for-our-european.html

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Nokia Plans Return to Mobile Phones

Nearly three years after selling its device business to Microsoft, Nokia is preparing to return to the mobile phone business on a global basis.

Nokia is working with a newly founded company based in Finland that is called HMD global Oy (HMD). This new company will have an exclusive global license to create Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets for the next ten years and Nokia Technologies will receive royalty payments. HMD will be headed by Arto Nummela, who previously held senior positions at Nokia and is currently the head of Microsoft's Mobile Devices business for Greater Asia, Middle East and Africa, as well as Microsoft's global Feature Phones business.

In addition, HMD has conditionally agreed to acquire from Microsoft the rights to use the Nokia brand on feature phones, and certain related design rights. The Microsoft transaction is expected to close in H2 2016. Together these agreements would make HMD the sole global licensee for all types of Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets. HMD intends to invest over USD 500 million over the next three years to support the global marketing of Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets.

The remainder of Microsoft's feature phone business assets, including manufacturing, sales and distribution, will be acquired by FIH Mobile Limited (FIH), a subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industries (trading as Foxconn Technology Group).  HMD and Nokia Technologies have signed an agreement with FIH to establish a collaboration framework to support the building of a global business for Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets.

"Today marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the Nokia brand in an industry where Nokia remains a truly iconic name. Instead of Nokia returning to manufacturing mobile phones itself, HMD plans to produce mobile phones and tablets that can leverage and grow the value of the Nokia brand in global markets. Working with HMD and FIH will let us participate in one of the largest consumer electronics markets in the world while staying true to our licensing business model," stated Ramzi Haidamus, president of Nokia Technologies.

http://www.nokia.com
http://www.hmdglobal.com

Monday, April 18, 2016

Start-up Aims for AI-based Real-time Video Identification

Valossa, a start-up based in Oulu, Finland, is working with Orange Silicon Valley and EchoStreams to demonstrate its AI-based real-time video identification technology.

Valossa’s Val.ai is based on years of research at the world-renowned computer vision and AI labs of the University of Oulu. The company says its technology analyzes streaming videos in real-time to identify thousands of concepts (e.g., places, objects and unique topics).

A system powered by EchoStreams FlacheSAN1N NVMe storage technology and GS420ND4 Exascale platform runs Valossa's software for identifying objects and people in real-time across more than 25 simultaneous HD video streams. The optimized-for-video supercomputer uses 16 state-of-the-art NVIDIA GPUs, exceeding 48,000 CUDA cores in a single 4U server.

“We are excited to collaborate with Valossa and OSV to bring High Performance Server and Storage platforms, which normally are only available in Supercomputing Data Centers, to the Media and Entertainment industry,” said Andy Lee, EchoStreams Director of Product Marketing. “By harnessing HPC computing power and Valossa AI, this demonstration is truly a breakthrough implementation of the Artificial Intelligence concept in real-world applications such as the Media and Broadcasting industry.”

http://www.valossa.com

Sunday, January 24, 2016

MariaDB Raises $9 Million for Open Source Database

MariaDB announced $9 million in venture funding to support its open-source relational database solutions. The company also named  Michael Howard as its CEO and Michael “Monty” Widenius as chief technology officer.

MariaDB, which has offices in Finland and Menlo Park, California, offers an open-source database for SaaS, cloud, and on-premises applications. MariaDB was uilt by the founder and core engineering team behind MySQL. The database powers millions of users on sites like Booking.com and Wikipedia. Moreover, MariaDB is the “M” in LAMP, having displaced MySQL as the default database in the Red Hat and SUSE Linux distributions. MariaDB is also included in Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Rackspace and other cloud stacks, and it is the database of choice for IBM POWER8. The company claims over 550 customers in more than 45 countries.

Michael Howard most recently was CEO at C9, which he transformed into one of the leading predictive analytics companies in the CRM space, ultimately leading to its acquisition by InsideSales. Previously, Howard was CMO at Greenplum (now Pivotal), the Big Data division of EMC. He was CEO at Ingrian Networks and Outerbay, and VP of the Internet Division at Veritas and of Data Warehousing at Oracle.

Monty Widenius, the creator of both MySQL and MariaDB, has joined the company as CTO. Monty has been advocating open source throughout the industry as well as serving on the boards of MariaDB Corporation and the MariaDB Foundation, the non-profit organization charged with promoting, protecting and advancing the MariaDB codebase, community, and ecosystem. Monty developed MySQL, the most widely adopted open source relational database, which was acquired by Oracle as part of the Sun Microsystems purchase in 2010. Monty remains Founder and Open Source Advocate at the MariaDB Foundation.

Intel Capital and California Technology Ventures were among the investors in the $9 Million equity financing.

http://mariadb.com

Blueprint: What’s in Store for the Database in 2016?


by Roger Levy, VP of Product at MariaDB In 2015, CIOs focused on DevOps and similar technologies such as containers as a way to improve time to value. During 2016, greater attention will be focused on data analytics and data management as a way to improve the timeliness and quality of business decisions. How best to store and manage data is on the minds of most CIOs as they kick off the New Year. It’s exciting to see that databases, which unde

Monday, August 3, 2015

ADVA Acquires Time4 Systems for Synchronization Technology

ADVA Optical Networking's Oscilloquartz division has acquiredTime4 Systems, which produces SFP-based pluggable clock devices that drive synchronization deeper into the access network. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Time4 Systems is a start-up based in Finland with 6 people in total.  Its network synchronization technology consists of SFP-based, pluggable clock devices that leverage global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers, telecom slave clocks (T-SCs), grandmasters (GMs) or boundary clocks (BCs). The SFP-based pluggable clock devices will become a part of the Oscilloquartz product portfolio and complement its existing synchronization offerings.

“Time4 Systems has a strategic understanding of the synchronization space. Their SFP-based pluggable sync devices are a clear example of this. They are a breakthrough technology for our industry,” said Brian Protiva, CEO, ADVA Optical Networking. “This technology enables Time4 Systems to address a number of key pain points for service providers that are seeking to deploy synchronization devices much deeper in the access network. This is why we acquired them. They are an ideal fit for our Oscilloquartz business and further strengthen a strong product portfolio. In fact, we already have a number of new business opportunities that we’re pursuing and we believe there’s a very clear market out there.”

http://www.advaoptical.com/


In 2014, ADVA Optical Networking SE acquired Oscilloquartz SA from Swatch Group. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Oscilloquartz specializes in network synchronization solutions, including high-quality quartz crystal oscillators.  The company, which was founded in 1949, offers technology for timing sources and timing distribution for legacy and next-generation packet networks. During its long history, Oscilloquartz has developed long-term relationships with hundreds of customers served by more than 80 distributors around the globe. The company is based in Neuchatel, Switzerland - the heart of Europe's traditional watchmaking region.

ADVA said the Oscilloquartz product portfolio complements its own Syncjack offering and enables the company to deliver a complete end-to-end solution and smooth migration for frequency and time synchronization to network operators, a large number of enterprise verticals and governmental institutions.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sonera Delivers 230 Mbps on Live LTE-A Network in Helsinki

Sonera is delivering peak downlink rates of up to 230 Mbps in certain areas of Helsinki over its commercial LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network, with a theoretical top speeds of 300 Mbps.

The network aggregates a total bandwidth of up to 40 MHz using the 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz frequency bands.

Sonera offers Samsung Galaxy Alpha and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphones to use LTE-A and new devices are being added to the portfolio at the beginning of 2015.

Nokia Networks delivered the network upgrade. The agreement includes systems integration services and Nokia’s Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station.

http://networks.nokia.com/
http://www.sonera.com


  • Sonera first launched LTE service in Helsinki in November 2010.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Cinia Plans Terabit-class Cable from Finland to Germany with ALU

Cinia Group (previously Corenet), a Finnish Government-owned venture, has selected Alcatel-Lucent to deploy a terabit-class undersea cable system linking Finland and Germany.

The project, named Sea Lion, calls for the deployment of a new 100G system that will span more than 1,100 km from Helsinki in Finland, to the Rostock-Ribnitz area in Germany. It will have a design capacity of 15 Terabits per second (Tbps) and is expected to enter service in early 2016.

Philippe Dumont, President of Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks, said: “We are delighted to support the Cinia Group in its rollout of this new cable system, which will be a catalyst to strengthen global digital connectivity. Alcatel-Lucent’s 100G undersea technology will boost the speed and security of Finland’s infrastructure, building a strong digital cluster for data center connections.”

Institutional investors Ilmarinen and OP Financial Groups insurance and pension affiliates are matching the Finnish governmen's EUR 20 million investment for a total of EUR 40 million capitalization.

http://cinia.eu/en/news/cinia-partnering-strong-institutional-investors-build-digital-infrastructure-finland-europe

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Finland's Elisa Deploys Alcatel-Lucent's 7950 Core Router

Elisa, Finland’s leading provider of mobile and fixed broadband services, announced a significant network upgrade that includes Alcatel-Lucent's 7950 eXtensible Routing System (XRS) core router, 7750 Service Router (SR) , 7210 Service Access Switch (SAS) family for aggregation, 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM) for management and a service portal for provisioning.
 Alcatel-Lucent will also be supplying installation and commissioning, lifecycle program management, operations support and consulting and will manage a seamless migration of network elements and services from its global Migration Operations Centre.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

”Finns use the most mobile data per capita in the EU, which requires us very high standards for being able to fulfill all future needs our customers have. The world of our customers will become even more digital as data centers evolve into cloud services and the use of IPTV services continues increasing. Upgrading our core network to the new generation IP/MPLS network will ensure enough capacity and speed for our customers also in the future," stated Timo Katajisto, Executive Vice President of Elisa.

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Broadcom and NSN Demo LTE-Advanced at 300 Mbps

Broadcom, Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) and Finnish operator Elisa demonstrated LTE Advanced (LTE-A) carrier aggregation Category 6 (Cat 6) data rates of 300 Mbps on a live commercial network.

The end-to-end test was completed on Elisa’s commercial LTE network in Finland with Broadcom’s LTE-A Cat 6 technology using inter-band carrier aggregation and NSN’s Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station. The test was performed by aggregating two 20 MHz channels in the 1800 MHz band (LTE Band 3) and the 2600 MHz band (LTE Band 7) to reach speeds of 300 Mbps.

“LTE-A Category 6 is the number one priority for operators as they look to deploy the next speed enhancement to their networks,” said Robert Rango, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Mobile and Wireless Group, Broadcom. “The success of this test demonstrates Broadcom’s ability to engineer advanced LTE modem features to address stringent carrier requirements for speed and interoperability."

“This live network demonstration with 300 Mbps mobile data speed is a great example of possibilities of the mobile technology. It’s a major step towards delivering the best possible experience to our customers. In addition to the extremely high maximum data speeds, it will also offer much more capacity for mobile broadband customers,” said Dr Eetu Prieur, Head of Access Networks from Elisa.

“This test underlines the strong partnership between Elisa and NSN, one that dates back to the world’s first GSM network,” said Petteri Terho, Account Director at NSN in Finland. “After jointly building LTE networks on 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz, NSN enabled the operator to launch Finland’s first 800 MHz LTE network in January this year. Now, in collaboration with Broadcom we have showcased how our technical expertise and best-in-class equipment can help Elisa address subscriber demands in the future.”

http://www.nsn.com

Monday, February 3, 2014

F-Secure Announces Mobile Security Partnership with NSN

F-Secure announced a partnership with Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) to provide new solutions to protect consumers’ privacy and to keep mobile devices clean from malware incidents.

F-Secure, which offers its Internet security products through over 200 operators around the world, said rapidly developing mobile malware is growing threat to users that must be confronted by network operators.

“We are pleased to partner with NSN, the world leader in mobile networks,” said Samu Konttinen, executive vice president, Customer and Market Operations at F-Secure. “We’re glad to join with them in proactively attacking the problems that mobile malware create for both the consumer and Internet service providers.”

http://www.f-secure.com

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Finland's Elisa Picks NSN as Sole Supplier for 800 MHz LTE

Nokia Solutions and Networks has been named sole supplier for Elisa's next-generation mobile broadband network in Finland. NSN previously supplied Elisa's 2G and 3G infrastructure. NSN said the contract marks the single largest mobile telecommunications deal in Finland and covers a period of 5 years from 2014 to 2018. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Under the contract, NSN will upgrade its efficient NetAct network management system to integrate the operator’s LTE network into the existing management framework. It will implement its innovative Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Stations that support Elisa’s network across all technologies and allow the operator to scale capacity depending on changing customer demands. In addition, the agreement covers Care Services, including Active Software Support, Hardware Services and Competence Development Solutions.

“By utilizing the 800 MHz frequency band we can build an extremely fast mobile broadband network in rural areas cost-effectively and provide our customers better coverage in urban areas. High speed 4G services provide better user experience for example in video on demand services and new possibilities to distance working and video conferencing,” said Sami Komulainen, Vice President at Elisa’s Mobile Network Services.

“Our successful collaboration with Elisa started well over 20 years ago – in 1991 – with Elisa’s launch of the world’s first commercial GSM network. Now we are taking that collaboration even further, into a whole new world of speed and superior customer experience,” said Petteri Terho, account director at NSN in Finland. “NSN’s future-proof solutions make it possible to run different radio technologies on shared hardware so that the operator can take advantage of synergies in its network and significantly reduce its total cost of ownership compared to an LTE overlay network.”

http://www.nsn.com
http://www.elisa.fi


  • In October 2013, Elisa obtained 800 MHz licenses for its LTE network in Finland's spectrum auction.


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