Upgrades its core network for GSM and WCDMA 3G with Nokia's MSC Server System

October 14, 2004

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HELSINKI -- Nokia and Vodafone Omnitel N.V. in Italy have signed an agreement to upgrade Vodafone Italy's core network for GSM and WCDMA 3G with Nokia's MSC Server System. The MSC Server System brings improved efficiency in the core network for the delivery of voice minutes by reducing floor space occupancy and optimizing investments for mobile networks evolution. Vodafone becomes one of the first operators to deploy a 3GPP Release 4 MSC Server Systems in its commercial network.

Volume deployments have started following a successful testing period with commercial live GSM and WCDMA traffic.

Nokia is leading the market in the volume availability of 3GPP Release 4 architecture and is the only vendor able to provide full 3GPP Release 4 support for both GSM and WCDMA 3G.

"We are pleased to continue supporting Vodafone Italy in modernizing its network to meet the needs of the future," says Christian Fredrikson, Vice President, Networks, Nokia. "The Nokia MSC Server supports future network architectures as well as existing GSM and WCDMA services, making it an ideal basis for voice services in networks today and tomorrow."

Nokia Corp.

Vodafone Omnitel

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