|Orange chooses Nokia as its 3G system supplier in Switzerland|
Posted: 04-Nov-2004 [Source: Nokia]
[Orange SA's 3G WCDMA network to be up and running by year's end including availability of the Nokia 6630.]
Nokia and Orange Communications SA have renewed existing agreements for the supply of a complete WCDMA 3G network for the whole of Switzerland. Nokia will be the supplier of both core and radio-access networks for 3G for Orange Switzerland. Nokia has previously supplied WCDMA 3G networks to Orange UK and Orange France. In addition, the company's latest WCDMA smartphone, the Nokia 6630, will be included in Orange Group's offering of 3G products.
Deployment of the Nokia WCDMA 3G system has already begun and it will be ready for use by the year end.
Under the agreement, Nokia will provide a complete core and radio-access network, including a number of Nokia MetroSite Base Stations and a full core network, including both circuit- and packet-switching products. Also included is an option to deploy the Nokia MSC Server to modernize Orange Switzerland's core network.
For deployment, Nokia will provide a range of services, including project management, radio network implementation, commissioning and optimization, as well as network integration. Also included are technical support, spare part management and training services to keep the solution running at peak performance. The system is supported by Nokia NetAct(tm), the only fully featured, multi-vendor, multi-technology operations support system on a single platform.
In addition, Orange Switzerland will be using the Nokia NetAct Service Quality Manager for network and service monitoring, allowing it to monitor its MMS, SMS, GPRS and GSM services from the subscriber's point of view.
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