Optus Picks NSN Packet Core

Australian mobile operator gears up for increased data traffic demand

April 20, 2011

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SYDNEY -- Optus, one of Australia’s leading mobile operators is gearing up to further strengthen its presence in the mobile broadband market and prepare itself for ever increasing data traffic demand. The operator has selected Nokia Siemens Networks as its sole packet core vendor in a multimillion dollar agreement to address growing bandwidth requirements and offer new data services along with improving time to market.

“With the increasing use of data and smartphone applications, our Evolved Packet Core provides a springboard to operators such as Optus to launch new services,” added Kalevi Kostiainen, head of Australia and New Zealand at Nokia Siemens Networks. “Moreover, our platform is LTE ready and adds enormous capacity to data transport channels, allowing Optus Open Network to be flexible in responding to the market demands related to high capacity, using a robust platform.”

“Over the last couple of years, we have seen an explosion in mobile broadband and a rise in smartphones as customers consume information on the go,” said Günther Ottendorfer, managing director, Optus Networks. “This new agreement with Nokia Siemens Networks on using its Mobile Packet Core solution will give Optus the flexibility to provide more bandwidth to our customers as required, especially as online applications and mobile working has become the norm.”

The Evolved Packet Core from Nokia Siemens Networks can accommodate GPRS, WCDMA and LTE network traffic. It also includes Nokia Siemens Networks’ new Flexi NG GGSN platform. Flexi NG provides a significant uplift in capacity, thereby, providing plenty of headroom to Optus for new product launches.

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