Nokia and MobileOne (M1), one of the leading mobile and IDD service providers in Singapore, have entered into an agreement for the supply of the first High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) network in Singapore. With Nokia's support, M1 can offer high-quality network coverage and the very latest multimedia services to its mobile customers.
In addition to the HSPA supply, Nokia will expand M1's WCDMA 3G radio network coverage and upgrade M1's core network as well as provides a software upgrade. Also, included are network optimization and deployment services consisting of installation, commissioning, integration and acceptance testing of the network. The value of this agreement is USD 30 million.
"This award of Singapore's first HSPA contract to Nokia is an important milestone for M1. It reaffirms our commitment to offer our customers high quality mobile services that combine mobility with higher speed and wide area coverage for data intensive business and consumer applications," says Neil Montefiore, Chief Executive Officer of M1 "With HSPA, downloading of large files, multimedia and music on the move can be done at a fraction of the normal time required. It will certainly be seen as a technology that truly enhances our customers' mobile experience and greatly improves their quality of life."
"We are delighted to be selected as the preferred supplier of HSPA networks by M1. This win clearly confirms and demonstrates M1's confidence in Nokia to deliver high-quality cutting-edge technology to mobile operators and consumers," says Ricky Corker, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Networks, Nokia. "With Nokia, operators can bring a new class of services to market quickly, cost-effectively and with the highest network performance, this shows further proof of Nokia's strength in advanced radio network technologies."
Nokia is M1's sole core network and WCDMA 3G network supplier.
In WCDMA 3G, Nokia has 60 customers to date. Nokia's high-performing HSDPA is a simple software upgrade to Nokia WCDMA networks, thus enabling a fast, cost-effective rollout. Nokia HSDPA offers almost 10-times faster data services than current 3G networks, meaning an enhanced service experience. Nokia is a leader in the HSDPA market, with a large number of HSDPA contracts. Many network operators have already opened their HSDPA networks with the Nokia solution.