Wind Hellas hands IP contract to NSN for network convergence

5 May 2011

Greek full-service telecoms operator Wind Hellas has awarded a three-year network modernisation contract to Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), involving the convergence of fixed and mobile infrastructure based on a high capacity IP/MPLS backbone, using Juniper Networks’ equipment. The implementation aims to reduce network outages and energy consumption, improve network availability, increase capacity, and lower total costs. The integration of Juniper Networks’ routing, switching and security technology is expected to allow Wind Hellas to benefit from a more reliable, scalable and secure network. After the successful completion of the first phase of the modernisation, Wind Hellas said that it has achieved smooth migration of mobile EDGE services to the new convergent IP/MPLS network.

At the end of last month NSN completed its acquisition of Motorola Solutions’ Networks assets, paying USD975 million in cash. As of 30 April 2011 responsibility for supporting customers of Motorola Solutions’ GSM, CDMA, W-CDMA, WiMAX and LTE products and services transferred to NSN. As part of the deal, responsibility for supporting 50 operators across 52 countries, as well as approximately 6,900 employees, will transfer to NSN.