|Nokia to supply network upgrades for T-Mobile USA|
Posted: 12-Feb-2004 [Source: Nokia]
[Nokia to provide T-Mobile USA with next-generation equipment, expanded GPRS Core network, and implementation and optimization services in an agreement valued at $300 million.]
T-Mobile USA has expanded an existing agreement with Nokia for network equipment,
software and services valued at $300 million. Under the terms of the agreement, Nokia will provide next generation radio equipment, an
expanded GPRS Core network, and implementation and optimization services. Also, included in the agreement is Nokia's network and service management system, Nokia NetAct(TM) including NetAct Traffica which will enhance T-Mobile's real time network monitoring capabilities, improving network reliability and service to customers. Deliveries will begin immediately.
"We continue to focus on providing a superior service for our customers, consistent with our Get More(r) promise," says Tim Wong, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officier of T-Mobile USA. "Nokia equipment, software and services will ensure that we have the capacity and the capabilities to provide a consistent and
reliable experience for our growing customer base."
"We are very gratified to be continuing our role with T-Mobile, an extremely important operator in this key market," says Robin Lindahl,
Vice President & General Manager, Networks, Nokia. "Building on almost ten years of close cooperation, we are very satisfied to again
play an important role in T-Mobile's success. The deal also highlights the close cooperation and global scale of our partnership with T-Mobile"
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