T-Mobile Poland and Orange Poland have chosen Nokia Siemens Networks as one of the vendors to deploy and upgrade their GSM and HSPA networks, enable radio network sharing and prepare them for LTE.
Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa and PTK Centertel currently operate the T-Mobile and Orange networks, respectively. They now will be managed by a joint venture called NetWorkS! NSN will provide its Single RAN (radio access network) platform and related services to improve the network performance, reduce costs and make the shared network LTE-ready.
“We are focused on delivering high-quality services and introducing the latest technologies in Poland. The network upgrade and development will significantly improve the performance and quality of the shared infrastructure, which will be the largest in the country, to provide an optimum end-user experience. In Nokia Siemens Networks, we have a partner with a global experience of network sharing deployments and this will ensure a speedy roll-out for us," said Milan Zika, director of the technology and networks division and board member, T-Mobile Poland.
NSN’s Single RAN platform, based on Flexi Multiradio Base Stations, will replace a large part of the existing GSM and HSPA radio access sites. The infrastructure giant says the platform also will allow a percentage of the existing sites to be re-used, thereby lowering costs while protecting investments. In future, it will enable a smooth transition to LTE through a simple software upgrade, the company said.
Nokia Siemens Networks says its NetAct network management system will ensure a single view of all the different network technologies, consolidating network monitoring, management and optimization within this shared environment. The contract also includes a range of services, including construction works and the full set of care services comprising hardware services, proactive software services and 3,000 hours of training as part of competence development services.