Nokia Siemens Network Wins Australian Network Upgrade Contract

­Nokia Siemens Networks has been selected by the Australia’s Optus to carry out modernization of the mobile network, re-farming the 900MHz GSM frequency band, and providing infrastructure and services for LTE rollout in Sydney and Perth.

Optus’ LTE, GSM and 3G networks will be monitored, managed and optimized by Nokia Siemens Networks’ unified network management system, NetAct. Nokia Siemens Networks will also be the sole LTE core provider for Optus.

Besides providing the in-house services capability to Optus, Nokia Siemens Networks will also provide a range of services, including network implementation, spectrum re-farming, radio planning, optimization, project management, and care including spare part management, software maintenance, third-party software support and training. Some of these services will be delivered remotely through Nokia Siemens Networks’ Global Delivery Centers. Nokia Siemens Networks will also implement its In Building Solution (IBS) that enables reliable mobile broadband connectivity by significantly improving network capacity and coverage inside buildings.

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