O2 UK calls on NSN as it preps for LTE

21 Dec 2012

British mobile network operator O2 UK has selected Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to prepare its infrastructure for the introduction of Long Term Evolution-based (LTE-based) services across London and the South East of England. Announcing the deal, NSN has said that it will provide its Single RAN platform, and it will implement its high-capacity Liquid Radio solution based on the energy-efficient Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station. Further, the vendor also noted that, ‘to enable consolidated configuration, monitoring, and network optimisation across the networks’, its contract with O2 UK will also include its NetAct network management system, as well as network implementation and care services across 50% of the cellco’s radio access network, including the South-East of the UK and London.

Commenting on the development, Andrew Conway, head of mobile access at O2 UK, noted: ‘We’re investing in our network now to ensure we’re able to make 4G available to our customers as soon as possible following next year’s spectrum auctions.’

United Kingdom, Nokia Networks (formerly NSN), O2 UK