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Nokia launches services to support a smooth evolution towards WCDMA technology


New services are proof of how Nokia supports operators in realizing the full potential of their investment

Nokia today launched new services, Nokia Network Evolution Service and Nokia Multivendor Integration Service, to help mobile operators make a secure transition to new technologies.

By enabling a seamless overlay of new technologies, these services are a concrete example of how Nokia is supporting the mobile evolution and helping operators realize the full potential of their infrastructure investments.

Nokia Network Evolution Service uses a combination of services and tools. Nokia conducts a careful site survey and provides an assessment and preplan of the operator's network. The outcome of the service is a detailed proposal for optimizing the use of the existing site base for the new access network layer. A site upgrade and co-siting plan is also included.

The service provides important benefits for operators. Optimal site selection and better project preparation support smooth deployment of WCDMA technology, while effective utilization of the existing site base translates into lower costs. The preplanning component of the service, based on actual network data, streamlines the ramp-up of new networks and consumer services.

Nokia Multivendor Integration Service provides project management, an expert team, technical expertise and tools designed to ensure that all network subsystems, including systems from other vendors, are integrated to provide mandatory network functionality as specified in the relevant 3GPP standards. The result is a network that 'shakes hands' to provide smooth connectivity for all basic consumer services.

To implement this service, Nokia compiles a detailed integration and test plan based on a network analysis, followed by a careful testing, verification and integration process. For operators, the result is improved overall network performance and interoperability supporting more reliable consumer services. Fewer bottlenecks in the integration process result in faster network rollout and integration.

"These new services demonstrate in concrete terms our support for WCDMA deployment. Nokia provides significant competences, experience and resources for flexible and cost-efficient implementation of new technologies," says Anthony Crane, Vice President, Delivery and Maintenance Services, Nokia Networks.

"Based on our proven record of more than 150 network deliveries, we are well placed to help operators secure their technology and consumer service evolution," he adds.