Siemens has been awarded an order from Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa (PTC) to extend the Polish carrier’s UMTS network to other Polish cities

October 11, 2005

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WARSAW, and MUNICH -- Siemens Communications has been awarded an order from Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa (PTC) to extend the Polish carrier’s UMTS network to other Polish cities, including Poznań, Wrocław and Lublin. Siemens was already responsible for building the radio access and core UMTS networks for the Warsaw region, used by PTC to provide its fast internet access service Blue Connect.

Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa Sp. z o.o. is Poland's largest mobile operator with over 8.6 million subscribers (in December 2004). Siemens has been providing PTC with GSM network solutions and infrastructure since 1996. In 2001, Siemens built a UMTS test network for the carrier.

“This contract is a major success for us and strengthens our leading position as a supplier of 3G technology. With our solutions, PTC will be able to expand its existing UMTS portfolio and add new services like video calls,” said Christoph Caselitz, head of Mobile Networks at Siemens Communications.

This contract confirms Siemens' position as world leader – together with NEC – in the field of 3G/WCDMA infrastructure. Market-independent industry analysts put NEC and Siemens at the number one spot in the 3G/W-CDMA market as regards the number of commercially installed radio base stations/Node-Bs (source: Multimedia Research Institute, Tokyo, April 05).

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