Si.Mobil chooses NSN for fibre-optic upgrade

7 Jul 2010

Slovenian mobile operator Si.Mobil has selected Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to deploy a fibre-optic transmission platform based on dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) technology, under a five-year contract aimed at improving the performance of advanced data services. Horst Pertl, CTO of Si.Mobil, explaining the motivation for the deal, said, ‘We wanted to maintain a competitive edge by … preparing for the anticipated growth in data traffic.’ In addition to the DWDM backbone solution, NSN’s network management system suite already in use by Si.Mobil will be used to optimise the network’s operations through centralised control and supervision. ‘With the rise in the number of smart devices and bandwidth-hungry applications, it is important to ensure that Si.Mobil has the right platform to introduce a wide range of new services to make the most of fresh business opportunities in a flexible manner,’ said Dietmar Appeltauer, head of the Central East Europe sub-region at NSN.