To upgrade fourth-generation, long-term evolution radio and core networks
Tele2 has selected Nokia Siemens Networks as the supplier of the operator’s 4G, long term evolution (LTE) radio and core network in the three Baltic countries, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.
Both the companies have not disclosed the financial terms of the deal.
Tele2 said Nokia Siemens Networks will also be responsible for upgrading and expanding Tele2’s GSM and 3G networks.
The 4G deployment and network modernisation will be undertaken using Nokia Siemens Networks’ Single radio access network (RAN) and Liquid Core technology.
Tele2 Central Europe and Eurasia market area director Niklas Sonkin said with increased adoption of smart devices and demand for high speed data services, the company wants to build LTE networks in the Baltics.
"Nokia Siemens Networks’ advanced radio and core platforms will ensure reliable network connections and high speed mobile broadband services for our customers," added Sonkin.
"With the company’s Single RAN, we will soon be able to launch LTE services, efficiently utilizing different frequency bands."
As part of its radio network, Nokia Siemens Networks will deliver its compact Flexi Multiradio Base Stations, multi controller radio network controllers (mcRNC) and multi controller base station controllers (mc BSC).
As part of its core network, voice core network elements including its Liquid Core based open Mobile Switching Centre Server (MSS) and open Media Gateway (MGW) will be provided to Tele2.
Other systems include Evolved Packet Core platform, including Flexi NS, Flexi NG and Liquid Core based serving GPRS support node, and network management system, NetAct to monitor, optimize and configure the operator’s network.