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Improved User Experience for 3 and Telenor Subscribers in Sweden

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has upgraded the shared 3G network of Telenor and 3 in Sweden to Dual Carrier HSPA+ technology which supports peak downlink speeds of up to 42 Mbps.Under the contract, NSN is responsible for modernising high traffic areas of the network with its energy-efficient Flexi Multiradio Base Stations, while expanding capacity across most of the network. According to 3GIS, which combines the 3G networks of Telenor Sweden and Hi3G Access, the upgrade is in response to strong uptake of smart devices.

Telenor and 3 (Hi3G Access AB) subscribers in large parts of Sweden can now enjoy mobile data at up to 42 megabits per second (Mbps) and an overall enhanced mobile communications experience. 3GIS AB, which provides the shared 3G network for Telenor Sweden AB and Hi3G Access AB, has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to continue to modernize and expand its capacity. With this, Telenor and 3 are able to offer twice the existing bandwidth, and also reduce the energy consumption*.

“The dramatic surge in subscribers’ data use means that we need to continue to upgrade the network,” said Michael Yngvesson, CEO, 3GIS. “Nokia Siemens Networks has been our long-standing partner in our commitment to providing the latest services backed by innovative technology. The increased capacity delivers an improved end-user experience while also being environmentally responsible.”

“With a number of smart devices flooding the market, it is imperative for leading operators like Telenor and 3 to adapt accordingly,” said HasanMian, head of the 3GIS customer team at Nokia Siemens Networks. “3GIS has been very consistent with its network upgrade plans and is always looking to invest where it matters the most – technology modernization. The improved, high-quality network allows 3GIS to boost the end-user experience and optimize its operating expenditure with reduced carbon footprint.”

Under the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks is modernizing high traffic areas of the network with its energy-efficient, Flexi Multiradio Base Stations**, in addition to expanding the capacity for a majority of the network. The modernization introduces Dual-Cell functionality***, enabling the operator to offer 42Mbps HSPA+ data capability in the network. Nokia Siemens Networks is also providing implementation, planning as well as optimization services which is based on its network management system, NetAct.

Nokia Siemens Networks operates the 3GIS network under a managed services contract. In addition, the company provides full spare part management as well as other care services for 3GIS.

About 3GIS

3G Infrastructure and Services (3GIS) was founded April 2001 and is jointly owned by 3 Scandinavia and Telenor Sweden. 3GIS is a shared network mobile operator that provides 3G service to its owners end users outside the three main cities of Sweden (Stockholm, Gothenbourg and Malmö). The 3GIS network covers 70% of the population in Sweden and has been in full service since 2002.

About Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland. www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com

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