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NSN enhances MegaFon network
12 January 2012
Multi-technology platform from Nokia Siemens will allow MegaFon to switch to LTE services
Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks has signed a modernisation contract with Russian operator MegaFon to enhance its GSM network performance and provide better coverage for customers in Moscow. NSN will replace its existing radio access platforms with its single RAN platform.
Andrey Kurdanov, MegaFon’s director for the company’s Moscow branch, said: “We wanted to further improve the quality of service for our customers with the existing network. We also wanted to make our network LTE-ready, so that we will be able to launch ultra-fast mobile broadband services cost efficiently in the near future.”
Kurdanov said that NSN’s “multi-band platform will allow us to roll out LTE services, efficiently utilising different frequency bands. This will help us position ourselves as an innovation leader in the country.”
This multi-technology platform can run GSM, HSPA and LTE networks and will also allow MegaFon to prepare for LTE operation.
Alexey Podryabinnikov, head of the MegaFon customer team at NSN, said: “Constantly improving the quality of experience by providing improved speed, network coverage and new data-intensive services is very important for operators such as MegaFon. What is equally important is doing so cost effectively with flexible, scalable, energy-efficient radio access network.” GTB
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