Nokia is to supply two of Europe's leading operators, E-Plus in Germany and KPN in the Netherlands with GPRS core network infrastructure. With GPRS, high speed packet data can be introduced into mobile networks, ideally positioning mobile operators for the introduction of new, exciting applications and services.
The agreement will enable both E-Plus and KPN to offer their subscribers access to cross-border GPRS services, in support of the emerging mobile Internet market in Germany and The Netherlands. They will also work together in the development and creation of GPRS specific applications and services, in making current WAP services available over the GPRS network.
Nokia is a significant supplier of mobile network infrastructure to both E-Plus and KPN. This agreement is a continuation of the current relationship, and deliveries of GPRS equipment began during June.
"This European agreement is significant for Nokia and underlines our proven volume delivery capability for GPRS equipment and software. We are pleased to be working with E-Plus and KPN in preparing their networks for the exciting era of the mobile Internet," says Peter Kuhne, Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Nokia Networks.
Nokia is at the forefront of development and implementation of GPRS infrastructure for mobile operators, as existing second Generation networks evolve to 3G. In 10 months, Nokia has delivered almost 40 GPRS Core to leading operators in Europe, USA, Asia and China, more than any other supplier.
The Nokia GPRS solution includes the Internet Protocol (IP) core network infrastructure, the Serving GPRS Support Node, the Gateway GPRS Support Node, the Domain Name Server, the Charging Gateway, Router/Firewall and Ethernet switches, service charging and provisioning solution and applications.