Multi-service operator Telia Denmark, a subsidiary of Nordic group TeliaSonera, has selected Nokia Siemens Network (NSN) to build a W-CDMA 3G radio network with high-speed packet access (HSPA) capability. Under the contract, NSN will provide TeliaSonera with base stations, network controllers and its NetAct network and service management software. NSN will also optimise the interoperability between Telia’s 2G and 3G networks. Deliveries for the first phase of the nationwide rollout have started already, and the initial launch of 3G services took place on 1 December 2007. Further details of the contract, such as expected completion date and value, were not revealed.
NSN’s HSPA can be activated with a simple software upgrade to existing W-CDMA networks thus enabling cost-effective and fast rollout. HSPA enables true mobile broadband with two key technologies, HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) and HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access), enabling data speeds of up to 14Mbps in the downlink and up to 5.8Mbps in the uplink, increasing to 43Mbps down and 11Mbps up with future upgrades.