Telenor d.o.o., Serbia’s first mobile operator, has commissioned Nokia as sole supplier of its 3G radio network. The company is aiming at high-speed mobile data and multimedia services across Serbia.
Telenor d.o.o. has signed a framework contract with Nokia Siemens Networks to build a nationwide 3G radio network as the operator moves to offer high-quality mobile broadband services across the country. The new advanced radio network, using Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) technology, will allow data to be transmitted at real broadband speeds in both directions “to the user and from the user” thanks to High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) enhancement.
HSPA will allow Telenor subscribers in Serbia to enjoy mobile Internet as well as rich data and multimedia services with very fast communication speeds, while higher throughput and increased network capacity will enable the operator to expand its service offerings. Nokia will build a WCDMA network across Serbia within four years and will provide Telenor with a broad range of supplementary services. Deliveries have already begun and the first parts of the new network will start operation in 1Q08.
The contract strengthens the partnership between Telenor and Nokia, following the agreement to upgrade Telenor Nordic’s WCDMA network with High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) earlier this year. The cooperation between Telenor and Nokia Siemens Networks underlines the faith both companies have in the future of mobile broadband. In this context, HSPA is not only a software upgrade to existing WCDMA networks but it brings true mobile broadband with two key technologies, HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) and HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access).