Elisa contracts NSN for 3.5G HSPA+ network rollout

9 Jun 2009

Elisa has signed a frame agreement for a 3.5G network expansion in the 900MHz band with fellow Finnish company Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN). The new infrastructure will allow Elisa to offer HSPA+ services, and it is also understood that the network will be compatible with offering Long Term Evolution (LTE) services in the future. Under the contract NSN will provide its Flexi Base Stations, high capacity RNC 2600 radio network controllers, related transport solutions as well as maintenance services for the network. NSN claims that the lower power consumption of the base stations will allow Elisa to increase cost efficiency and save energy, and deployment of the equipment has already begun. ‘The new extension to our network will help us further improve quality and support faster mobile broadband services to our customers. The solution by NSN allows us to always offer the best in class user experience and the most advanced services on the market to our customers’, said Timo Katajisto, executive vice president of Elisa.