E-Plus selects NSN for LTE network security contract

6 Nov 2013

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has announced that it has been chosen by German mobile operator E-Plus to enhance the network security of its 4G LTE network. The vendor will implement a complete end-to-end, 3GPP-compliant security solution to ensure a safe, convenient mobile broadband experience for E-Plus subscribers. Under the contract, NSN will deliver its radio access security solution, comprising a Security Gateway and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) to ensure that only operator-authorised base stations can access the network. ‘The implementation of solid security measures to protect networks and users from intrusion and attacks is an issue of growing importance,’ said Ingo Goldenberg, account director at NSN, adding: ‘We are pleased to strengthen our excellent customer relationship with E-Plus by implementing our advanced security solution, which offers comprehensive protection combined with high performance and availability.’ E-Plus, which is owned by Dutch telecoms group Royal KPN, is Germany’s third largest mobile network operator by subscribers, with over 21.7 million active customers at the end of June 2013.