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T-Mobile USA awards Nortel Networks network upgrade.
Posted: 13-May-2003 [Source: T-Mobile]

[T-Mobile selects Nortel to provide GSM, GPRS, EDGE and packet core Wireless Data Network upgrades valued at $300 million.]

T-Mobile USA Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of T-Mobile International, the mobile arm of Deutsche Telekom AG, has selected Nortel Networks to provide GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications), GPRS (General Packet Radio Service), EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution) and packet core Wireless Data Network upgrades and associated professional services under a four-year agreement valued at US-Dollar 300 million.

The agreement calls for Nortel Networks to deploy core and radio access products from Nortel Networks Univity portfolio across existing T-Mobile USA network footprints, including the New York, Chicago, Dallas, Milwaukee, Denver, Detroit, and Salt Lake City markets. GSM, GPRS and EDGE-ready infrastructure will enhance T-Mobile USA's network capacity and capabilities for providing a quality customer service experience when using the company's portfolio of advanced features and services like visual communications, two-way text messaging, instant messaging, Web browsing and gaming.

"The Wireless Data Network deployments will enable T-Mobile USA to leverage and augment Nortel Networks presence across our national network to provide greater capacity in a very cost-effective manner," said Tim Wong, chief technical officer, T-Mobile USA. "In addition to positioning us to support our growing subscriber base, Nortel Networks is helping deliver personalized service offerings that allow us to deliver on our "Get More" promise to our customers and ensure they have a consistent, reliable, quality experience."

"We are very pleased to support T-Mobile in meeting the growing needs of their customers, and to increase our market share across their national network," said Vivian Hudson, president and general manager, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Nortel Networks. "Our Univity solutions deliver carrier-grade reliability with industry-leading capacity and spectral efficiency. This enables T-Mobile not only to reduce capital and operating costs, but also empowers them to deliver on a quality experience for their customers."


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