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Nokia Siemens Gets StarHub 4G, GSM Network Pact In Singapore
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Network equipment joint venture Nokia Siemens Networks (NOK, SI) said Tuesday it has been selected by StarHub Ltd (CC3.SG), a mobile operator in Singapore, as its Long Term Evolution (LTE) fourth generation mobile broadband infrastructure and services vendor.
-In order to meet the fast growing demand for smartphone data services, the operator will refarm its 1800MHz GSM band to carry LTE services.
-The first phase of StarHub's LTE network is expected to go live by the end of 2012.
-As part of the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will also modernize StarHub's GSM network, helping the operator reduce power consumption generated by network equipment by up to 50%.
-Nokia Siemens Networks will also upgrade its NetAct network management system to enable a consolidated and effective monitoring, management and optimization of StarHub's LTE and GSM networks.
News source: Dow Jones News
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