Nortel wins Siberian network contract

13 Feb 2004

East Siberian cellco BaykalWestcom has contracted Nortel Networks to upgrade its GSM network to GPRS capable. Nortel, the cellco’s vendor of choice since 1998, will deploy next generation Passport 7480 multiservice switches to create a converged network connecting the cities of Irkutsk, Bratsk and Ust-Ilim. The network will maximise available bandwidth enabling BaykalWestcom to offer GPRS and data services to its customers.