|T-Mobile Selects Nortel to Deliver UMTS Networks Across Europe|
Posted: 03-May-2002 [Source: Nortel press release]
[T-Mobile selects Nortel to supply infrastructure equipment and services for rollout of its UMTS network in Europe scheduled to begin in second half 2002.]
Bonn, Germany -- T-Mobile International, one of the leading mobile communications operators worldwide, has selected Nortel Networks to supply infrastructure equipment and services for rollout of its UMTS networks in Europe -- scheduled to begin in the second half of 2002 -- under a 10-year frame agreement announced today.
"The selection of Nortel Networks is another major step toward our European UMTS network," said Hamid Akhavan, chief technology officer, European Operations, T-Mobile International. "We are looking forward to working with strong allies like Nortel Networks in building the foundation for attractive and innovative 3G services for our customers."
"Operators continue to seek our expertise in packet core and CDMA access to help them build Pan-European solutions for delivery of 3G wireless services under aggressive rollout schedules," said Pascal Debon, president, Wireless Networks, Nortel Networks. "We are a premier wireless data player, and our strong heritage in building data and CDMA networks makes us ideally suited to deliver new wireless technologies like UMTS."
The T-Mobile International award continues Nortel Networks momentum in the global market for wireless infrastructure. Nortel Networks has recently announced: a two-year, estimated US$150 million CDMA2000 1X 3G award from Israel's Pelephone; an agreement with Orange subsidiary Dutchtone for GSM and GPRS equipment and services in The Netherlands; selection by mm02 (subject to execution of definitive agreements) to supply 2.5G and 3G equipment and services across its networks in the UK, Germany, Ireland and The Netherlands; an estimated US$250 million UMTS agreement with Telefonica for Germany and Spain; and an estimated US$500 million award from Cingular Wireless for GSM and GPRS equipment in the United States.
Nortel Networks UMTS solution is built on Nortel Networks Passport 15000 UMTS-SGSN, Nortel Networks Shasta GGSN, Internet radio base transceiver stations (BTS) and Internet radio network controllers.
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