Orange inks 4G rollout deal with NSN

27 Feb 2013

Orange Switzerland signed up Finnish vendor Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to extend and upgrade its wireless network to 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE). Under the five-year deal, NSN will supply a complete radio and core network as well as providing optimisation and care services. The upgrade work will see NSN implement its Evolved Packed Core (EPC) platform – including its Flexi Network Server (Flexi NS) and Flexi Network Gateway (Flexi NG) – as well as its NetAct network management system. Further, the vendor will roll out a Circuit Switched FallBack system, which will allow 4G subscribers to make and receive calls using 2G/3G networks. Orange Switzerland plans to launch LTE services on 1 June 2013 in ten cities.