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Nokia Siemens Picks Up Germany Network Contracts

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Nokia Siemens Networks has won a three year contract with Telefonica O2 Germany to enhance the capability of O2's 2G and 3G networks by upgrading some 200 base stations. The company said that it also won a separate "modernization project" with O2.

Nokia Siemens Networks also will upgrade the 3G network with HSDPA software functionality to cover all Germany. Besides modernizing the 2G network sites, Nokia Siemens Network will provide its EDGE software upgrade to bring high-speed data capability to the GSM network as well.

Nokia Siemens Networks also will provide the NetAct network management and service management solution for maximizing network performance as well as maintenance services.

"We are very pleased to extend our long-term relationship with this agreement and by doing so, to strengthen O2's competitive position in the market," said Thomas Riedel, Customer Business Team Head for Telefonica Europe.

Under the separate service contract, Nokia Siemens Networks Services Deutschland will provide O2 in Germany with on demand system repair and maintenance services at all operator's locations.

No financial details were provided.

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