Polish network upgrade aims at augmenting mobile broadband

One of Poland's major operators is upgrading its GSM, HSPA+ and LTE networks...

One of Poland's major operators is upgrading its GSM, HSPA+ and LTE networks. Polkomtel and its partner Aero2 have entered into an agreement with Nokia Siemens Networks to modernise and expand their networks to provide better coverage and advanced voice and data services for mobile broadband users.

“The growing popularity of smartphones is putting huge pressure on operators’ networks. At the same time, customers’ service expectations are increasing”, said Dietmar Heinrichs, head of the Polkomtel customer business team at Nokia Siemens Networks.

Under the contract, NSN will modernise Polkomtel’s GSM network and expand the mobile broadband coverage with HSPA+ in the 900 MHz band and LTE in the 1800 MHz band.

The company will also upgrade the existing Radio Access Network (RAN) with its Single RAN platform based on all IP solutions. The deployed products include the energy-efficient, high capacity Flexi Multiradio Base Station and the advanced Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station.

The deployment will also include an upgrade and extension of Nokia Siemens Networks’ NetAct network management system, which enables consolidated and effective monitoring, management and optimization of Polkomtel’s and Aero2’s GSM, 3G and LTE networks. It also helps reduce network energy consumption.

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