Nokia wins with MegaFon

22 Dec 2006

Russia’s third largest cellular operator MegaFon has awarded a EUR320 million GSM/GPRS/EDGE expansion contract to Nokia. The Finnish vendor will be supplying radio and core equipment, including its mobile softswitching and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) solution, as well as a range of services. The deal is an expansion of an earlier deal signed in 2003 and covers north-western and central Russia and the Northern Caucasus region. MegaFon’s CEO, Sergey Soldatenkov, commented: ‘The Russian mobile communications market is no longer driven by price competition but instead network quality. Mobile leadership will be taken by those who now take measures to create a solid foundation for maintaining high quality of services.’

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