|MegaFon strengthens collaboration with Nokia Siemens Networks to offer a rich mobile Internet experience to its subscribers|
MegaFon extends its cooperation with Nokia Siemens Networks for the supply of 2G GSM/EDGE infrastructure and network and service management solution. Under the agreement worth 320 million Euros signed between the two companies, Nokia Siemens Networks will also supply its cutting edge WCDMA/HSPA technology and related 3G Core network upgrades to the regions of Russia.
The agreement covers future network extensions and supplies, including GSM/GPRS/EDGE, as well as WCDMA/HSPA solutions from Nokia Siemens Networks. This is a three-year frame agreement until the end of 2010.
The state-of-art next generation mobile network supplied by Nokia Siemens Networks to be constructed in the selected regions will offer subscribers a rich internet experience that will support speeds up to 7.2 Mbit/s with the possibility of further increase up to 14 Mbit/s. This will become a platform for MegaFon portfolio of next generation data services.
Nokia Siemens Networks will also deliver related Services, including network implementation and integration services, project management, competence development training for MegaFon’s staff, and technical support services.
"As the leading GSM mobile operator in Russia, MegaFon is determined to invest in advanced infrastructure. This extension shows our commitment to offer superior services to our customers. Nokia Siemens Networks is a partner that understands our vision and has technological expertise and deep experience to help to achieve our goal", says Alexei Nichiporenko, First Deputy of MegaFon's CEO.
"We have been working closely with MegaFon for over a decade and are very pleased with the extension of our cooperation. We are looking forward to supporting MegaFon to enhance the coverage and quality of its advanced service offering and thus strengthen its leadership in the Russian telecom landscape," says Kristina Tikhonova, Head of CBT MegaFon, Nokia Siemens Networks.