NSN Wins in UAE

du chooses Nokia Siemens Networks's green technology for network expansion

October 14, 2008

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DUBAI, U.A.E. -- Nokia Siemens Networks is to deploy its market-leading energy efficient radio access solution under a turnkey network expansion and managed services contract with du- the UAE’s integrated telecom operator- worth about US$ 225 million.

The radio access solution, which includes the advanced 2G/3G/HSPA technologies and a range of services that meet rigorous regional demands, will enable du to extend its network to cater for four million subscribers across the UAE, while realizing cost savings.

The solution offered by Nokia Siemens Networks comprises the market-leading multi-technology Flexi Base Station; a small, lightweight, modular, weatherproof, and energy efficient base station which will significantly help du improve network quality through offering better signal strength and wider coverage to their customers. Enabling up to 70% savings in site power consumption and hence Flexi Base Station is expected to save OPEX in du network.

The scope of work also comprises Internet-HSPA, an innovation providing future cost savings while boosting network’s capacity and enhancing user experience. In addition, support services will help du to improve commercial, operational and technical performance of its network, freeing them to focus on their core business.

“When planning this phase of our business expansion, we were looking for a partner with an end-to-end capabilities to meet our needs” said Osman Sultan, CEO, du. “With Nokia Siemens Networks state-of-the-art equipment and with our strong existing relationship, we are ready to take this partnership to the next level to the benefit of du’s customers and our business.”

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