Telia Mobile has chosen Nokia as its sole supplier for a total 3G network in Finland. The two companies have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI), under which Nokia, the turnkey supplier, will deliver its cutting-edge including packet switched and circuit switched elements and related support services.
The Letter of Intent is part of a recently announced pan-Nordic 3G network frame agreement between leading Nordic telecom operator, Telia and Nokia. As part of the agreement Nokia will also supply its 3G WCDMA Radio Access Solution to NetCom in Norway, with an additional option for Denmark subject to licence.
This agreement will enable Telia Mobile to strengthen its position in the Finnish market and build on its business by offering state-of-the-art mobile Internet services to subscribers with a cost efficient 3G network.
"With this agreement with Nokia Telia Mobile will be able to further consolidate its position in the highly competitive Finnish markets by offering subscribers attractive and cutting edge mobile Internet services and applications with Nokia's advanced and cost-effective 3G network solution," said Vesa Mars, Director, Telia Mobile in Finland.
"We are delighted to continue our role as sole supplier with the roll-out of Telia Mobile's Finnish 3G network", said Juhani Koivula, Area General Manager, Nokia Networks, "Nokia's complete 3G network solution, including system and service integration capabilities, enables operators such as Telia Mobile to have a head start in the introduction of mobile Internet networks services with the most advanced solution available."
Nokia's 3G infrastructure is based on open standards, platforms and interfaces, critical for a smooth evolution to commercial 3G services in a multi-vendor network. It includes integrated end-to-end solutions covering charging, security, network management and service control applications.
Nokia already offers a full range of support services and solutions to help network providers differentiate in today's fast-changing business environment and rapidly build out 3G networks