Orange signs Nokia Siemens Networks to extend network

Nokia Siemens Networks to provide and implement complete radio and core network

February 26, 2013

Nokia Siemens Networks to provide and implement complete radio and core network

Customers of Orange Communications in Switzerland can expect to enjoy superior mobile broadband with faster data speeds and improved coverage. Under a five-year agreement, Orange has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to extend its radio access network as well as supply and build its network to deliver 4G (LTE – long term evolution) services. As the key supplier, Nokia Siemens Networks will provide the complete radio and core network, as well as implementation, optimization and care services.

Orange is focused on the strategic planning and development of its mobile network and has therefore signed a new five-year agreement with Nokia Siemens Networks for all network build activities, including the 4G network. This agreement is an adaptation of the existing, long standing partnership of Orange with Nokia Siemens Networks as a major network supplier. The new turnkey delivery agreement covers all build activities such as site acquisition, build permit procedures, upgrades and hardware maintenance for the Orange mobile network.

“The Orange network is one of the best mobile networks in Switzerland and with the launch of 4G/LTE in June this year, it will even be better,” said Johan Andsjö, CEO of Orange. “Therefore we are happy to have chosen Nokia Siemens Networks as our partner for the complete delivery of all build activities. With Nokia Siemens Networks we can count on an experienced, long lasting partner, with an existing team of high professionals, providing us and our customers with outstanding network quality.”

“As a long-term, trusted technology partner, we are committed to extending Orange’s GSM and 3G networks, and