Nokia wins $170M GSM/GPRS network expansion deal with Henan Mobile Communications in China

February 15, 2006

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ESPOO, Finland -- Nokia has won a USD 170 million GSM/GPRS network expansion deal with Henan Mobile Communications Corporation Ltd. in China. The expansion will greatly enhance network capacity and coverage in the Henan province, putting Henan MCC in an extremely competitive position.

Under the agreement, Nokia is providing GSM/GPRS radio and core network equipment, including the Nokia MSC Server System, and an extensive range of services, including network planning, optimization and rollout services. Deliveries have started and the network expansion will be fully operational by the end of the first half of 2006.

"Mobile communications continues its fast growth in the Henan province, where Henan MCC has 17 million mobile subscribers. With this expansion, we can continue to offer them high-quality mobile services and strengthen our position in Henan market," says Huang Shu, Deputy General Manager, Henan MCC.

"This deal further strengthens our long-term and successful cooperation with Henan MCC," says James Lin, Vice President, Networks, Nokia China. "The expansion will enhance Henan MCC's market position and prepare their network for future evolution by introducing the cost-efficient Nokia MSC Server System in the Henan MCC's network."

Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK)

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