Wataniya Expands With Nokia

Nokia expands Wataniya Telecom's HSDPA network in Kuwait

October 16, 2006

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ESPOO, Finland -- Nokia has won a contract to expand Wataniya Telecom's High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) radio and core network in Kuwait, increasing its capacity and extending the HSDPA network coverage to new areas.

In addition to the 3.6 Mbps HSDPA radio network, Nokia will provide Wataniya Telecom with a core network upgrade, including packet core equipment and the Nokia MSC Server mobile softswitch; and a range of services, including network planning, consulting, systems integration, implementation, pre-launch optimization, maintenance, and care services. Deliveries have already begun.

"There is growing demand for mobile data services among our customers in Kuwait, so in order to serve our customers better we decided to expand our existing HSDPA network and extend the service to new areas. Nokia's high-quality solutions and unfailing support make the company a trusted supplier," said Harri Koponen, General Manager & CEO, Wataniya Telecom.

"Nokia's simple HSDPA software upgrade enables Wataniya to offer their customers mobile broadband services cost-efficiently. We are committed to supporting Wataniya in introducing new services in Kuwait and providing them with Nokia's end-to-end expertise ranging from network equipment and services to devices," said Walid Moneimne, Senior Vice President, Networks, Nokia.

Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK)

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