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Nokia Siemens Networks provides 7,000 LTE base stations to Telecom Italia

28 March 2011 184 No Comment

Nokia Siemens Networks will modernize Telecom Italia’s mobile infrastructure in several Italian regions with 7,000 base stations (BTS) able to offer 4G (LTE) mobile services. The Long Term Evolution (LTE)* technology has already been tested** by the two companies in some Turin city areas.

“This network modernization will enable exceptional voice quality and data speeds in addition to optimizing the performance and supporting the strong increase of smartphones,” said Massimo Mazzocchini, head of Telecom Italia customer team at Nokia Siemens Networks. “This technology will be able to offer a throughput of more than 140 megabits per second (Mbps) per cell with a latency of only 10 milliseconds, demonstrating the true value of a modern network for driving the growth of Italy’s economy.”

Nokia Siemens Networks will undertake the radio network modernization in some Italian regions in the 900-1800 and 2100 MHz frequency bands, supplying its future-proof single Radio Access Network*** Flexi Multiradio Base Stations. These base stations allow smooth implementation of LTE in the 2.6 GHz and 800 MHz bands.

With this implementation, subscribers of Telecom Italia will be able to enjoy advanced mobile broadband services including high-quality video calls, High Definition (HD) streaming and mobile gaming.

The radio network modernization will be implemented in some of the most developed, industrialized and economically vital Italian regions, including Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Emilia Romagna, Marche and Umbria to further contribute to the country’s economy.

About Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland. www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com

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