NSN upgrades Telenor’s networks to EDGE, HSPA/HSPA+

18 Nov 2009

Finnish telecoms equipment provider Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has announced it has been selected by Telenor Denmark to upgrade the operator’s 2G and 3G networks for nationwide EDGE and HSPA/HSPA+ services. Under the six-year agreement, the Finnish company will deploy the latest LTE-capable Flexi Multiradio base stations to ensure Telenor’s wireless network will be ready for so-called ‘4G’ services. The vendor is also implementing a new IP backbone network to efficiently cater for the exponential growth in bandwidth currently experienced by Telenor Denmark. ‘This is the largest network upgrade we have ever made. We are improving capacity, stability and speed and will be able to offer consumers better mobile broadband services. The agreement will both deliver immediate network improvements and build a network that is ready to meet future consumer demands,’ said Henrik Clausen, CEO at Telenor Denmark. NSN will provide project management, network implementation, planning and optimisation as well as software, hardware and competence development services to Telenor Denmark, in what will be the vendor’s first LTE agreement in a Nordic country.