Nokia signs turnkey deal with Telenor in Pakistan to deliver and operate its GSM network

July 12, 2004

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HELSINKI -- Nokia has signed a turnkey deal with Telenor Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. (TPP), a 100% owned subsidiary of Telenor A/S, to build and operate its GSM radio network. Under phase 1 of this three year frame agreement TPP becomes a new customer for Nokia in Pakistan. The Nokia supplied part of the network will initially cover Central and Northern Punjab.

Deliveries of the Nokia GSM base station subsystem (BSS) will start immediately and the network will be operational by second quarter 2005.

"We are delighted to be working with Telenor, a new GSM operator in Pakistan. This is also a new market for Nokia and we are proud to support the development of new technologies and services. With the Nokia GSM BSS solution Telenor will be able to quickly achieve high quality network coverage in Pakistan - a large untapped key growth market," says Walid Moneimne, Senior Vice President, Networks, Nokia.

Under the agreement Nokia will supply its complete GSM base station subsystem that can be smoothly upgraded to 3G WCDMA. In addition Nokia will provide turnkey implementation of the network, including site acquisition, civil works, network planning, implementation and project management for fast quality ramp-up of the solution.

Nokia will also operate the BSS part of its network. Nokia will establish the network operations to ensure the timely launch of the quality network.

Nokia Corp.

Telenor ASA

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