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DTAC Network, a subsidiary of Thai mobile operator DTAC, awards Nokia Siemens Networks an international gateway contract

October 22, 2007

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ESPOO, Finland and BANGKOK, Thailand -- Nokia Siemens Networks has signed its inaugural fixed network deal with DTACNetwork, a wholly owned subsidiary of Thai mobile operator DTAC. With NokiaSiemens Networks' International Gateway solution, DTAC Network aims toprovide customers with affordable and high quality international services.This contract extends Nokia Siemens Networks' footprint in DTAC as its solesupplier for both wireless and fixed equipment.

DTAC Network, a subsidiary of DTAC, Thailand's second largest mobileoperator, and Nokia Siemens Networks have strengthened their longstandingpartnership with a fixed network contract to support DTAC Network'sinternational calling service in 2007.

In its inaugural fixed network contract with DTAC subsidiary, DTAC Network,Nokia Siemens Networks will deliver its softswitches (SURPASS hiE 9200),trunk media gateways (SURPASS hiG 1200), announcement server (SURPASS hiR200), NetManager and IP Transport.

The company is also awarded with a whole range of Services and will provideproject management, interoperability testing, network implementation, systemintegration and commissioning services as well as competence developmenttraining of personnel. Additionally, the Care unit of Nokia Siemens Networkswill support DTAC Network in maintaining the newly installed hard- andsoftware, inclusive of emergency and hardware repair and replacementservices. The overall contract runs for five years.

DTAC Network received its IDD license to operate International Voiceservices in February this year. Thanks to Nokia Siemens Networks' solution,DTAC Network can offer these voice services cost-efficiently using the IPprotocol for transporting communications data (Voice over IP). Voice over IPtechnology from Nokia Siemens Networks ensures optimized voice quality andprovides the range of rich routing features which operators are used to fromthe TDM world.

Said Sigve Brekke, Chief Executive Officer, DTAC, "The International Gatewaysolution from Nokia Siemens Networks allows DTAC Network to expand itsinternational business and provide world class international services to ourcustomers. We offer not only TDM-based voice services, but also VoIP, thusexpanding their calling options."

Suwit Pruckwattananon, Head of DTAC Customer Team, Nokia Siemens Networks,added, "Nokia Siemens Networks' ability to deliver end to end solutions,including fixed and mobile communications solutions and services, clearlydemonstrates how customers can benefit when they enter new markets, such asfixed-line service. We are proud to be an integral part of DTAC Network'sinternational voice services."

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