Mobile operator M1 of Singapore has awarded Nokia a contract to supply equipment and services for the second phase of its WCDMA 3G network rollout. In addition, the deal includes GSM/GPRS equipment to enhance GSM coverage and GPRS capacity. The deal follows successful rollout of Phase 1 WCDMA 3G network and continued GSM subscriber growth and increase demand in data traffic.
Under the contract, Nokia will supply expansion and enhancements to M1′s WCDMA 3G network, including core network and radio-access equipment, and services including project management, implementation, and network optimization consultancy, as well as the Nokia NetActTM network and service management system. GSM/GPRS equipment to be suppled includes GSM radio-access network equipment and GPRS core enhancements for capacity expansion. The Phase 2 WCDMA 3G and GSM/GPRS enhancement deliveries start immediately. Continue >>