Nokia wins contract to upgrade 3 UK's core network to 3GPP Release 4 functionality

February 8, 2006

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ESPOO, Finland -- 3, the mobile media company, today announced it has awarded a major network expansion contract to Nokia in the UK. In addition to extending Nokia's exclusive supply of core network equipment, 3 is receiving an upgrade of its core network to 3GPP Release 4 functionality, provided by the Nokia MSC Server Solution.

Under the agreement, Nokia will deploy Nokia MSC Servers, Nokia Media Gateways and Nokia Flexi ISN with service aware GGSN functionality, as well as provide upgrades to 3 existing core network elements in the UK. The deployment will increase the capacity of 3's network and deliver improved network functionality.

David Cooper, CTO, 3 UK said "Providing our growing number of customers with high quality, state-of-the-art services requires an equally high quality, modern network with capacity for growth. At the same time, it has to provide superior operational efficiency, even as the network expands and evolves toward all IP. The MSC Server solution fits the bill on all counts thanks to the Release 4 architecture and quality product design."

Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK)

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