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Tele2 to Enhance Mobile Broadband across Three Baltic Countries
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Tele2 has selected Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) as the sole supplier of the operator’s  LTE radio and core networks in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. In addition, the vendor will modernise and expand Tele2's GSM and 3G networks. NSN will supply its Single RAN (radio access network) and Liquid Core solution, its Flexi Multiradio Base Stations, multi controller radio network controllers and multi controller base station controllers, as well as its voice core network elements, including its Liquid Core-based open Mobile Switching Centre Server and open Media Gateway.


Tele2 customers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will soon enjoy superior mobile broadband with faster data speeds and improved coverage. Nokia Siemens Networks has been selected as the sole supplier of the operator’s 4G, LTE (long term evolution)* radio and core network. In addition, the company will modernize and expand Tele2’s GSM and 3G networks. The 4G deployment and network modernization will be enabled using Nokia Siemens Networks’ Single RAN (radio access network) and Liquid Core** technology.


“We wanted to further improve the coverage and quality of mobile services for our customers by expanding and upgrading our existing networks to the latest technology. In addition, with increased adoption of smart devices and demand for high speed data services, we want to build LTE networks in the Baltics,” said Niklas Sonkin, Central Europe and Eurasia market area director, Tele2. “Nokia Siemens Networks’ advanced radio and core platforms will ensure reliable network connections and high speed mobile broadband services for our customers. With the company’s Single RAN, we will soon be able to launch LTE services, efficiently utilizing different frequency bands.”


“It’s critical for operators such as Tele2 to upgrade their existing networks with future proof technologies to save equipment and operational costs today and tomorrow,” said Armando Almeida, head of Europe and Africa customers at Nokia Siemens Networks. “Our flexible, scalable, energy-efficient radio access network is capable of supporting the current and future network capacity needs of Tele2. Our Liquid Core platform will help Tele2 intelligently manage its network traffic in real time and provide the best user experience across the three countries.”


Under the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks is providing Tele2 with its advanced radio and core network elements to modernize and expand its networks, and build high speed LTE network in the Baltics. As part of its radio network, the company is providing its compact, award-winning Flexi Multiradio Base Stations, multi controller radio network controllers (mcRNC) and multi controller base station controllers (mc BSC).


As part of its core network, the company is providing its voice core network elements including its Liquid Core based open Mobile Switching Centre Server (MSS) and open Media Gateway (MGW). In addition, the company is providing its Evolved Packet Core (EPC) platform, including Flexi NS (network server), Flexi NG (network gateway) and Liquid Core based SGSN (serving GPRS support node.


Nokia Siemens Networks is also providing its network management system, NetAct to efficiently monitor, optimize and configure the operator’s network. The company is also supplying its subscriber data management (SDM)*** solution, including One-NDS real-time subscriber data repository and data-less Home Location Register, to consolidate the operators’ subscriber data from across their networks. In addition, the company is providing its planning, optimization, implementation and care services for a smooth upgrade and expansion of Tele2’s networks.


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About Tele2


Tele2 is one of Europe's leading telecom operators, always providing the best deal. We have 35 million customers in 11 countries. Tele2 offers mobile services, fixed broadband and telephony, data network services, cable TV and content services. Ever since Jan Stenbeck founded the company in 1993, it has been a tough challenger to the former government monopolies and other established providers. Tele2 has been listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since 1996. In 2011, we had net sales of SEK 41 billion and reported an operating profit (EBITDA) of SEK 11.2 billion.


About Nokia Siemens Networks


Nokia Siemens Networks is the world’s specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world’s most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly.


With headquarters in Espoo, Finland, we operate in over 150 countries and had net sales of over 14 billion euros in 2011. http://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com