Nokia Siemens Wins Bosnian GSM Expansion Contract
Published on: 21st Oct 2008
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Bosnia and Herzegovina based Telekom Srpske has awarded a turnkey GSM networks expansion contract to Nokia Siemens Networks to extend its GSM network to 99% of the country's population. The financial details of the contract were not disclosed.
Commenting on the upgrade decision, Predrag Culibrk, CEO of Telekom Srpske said, "This investment is the foundation for our future expansion in Bosnia and Herzegovina and enables m:tel to provide better network coverage and quality of services as well as increasing network capacity to accommodate the influx of new subscribers. We will also be able to leverage innovative technologies to improve our existing services and to offer new ones to our more than one million existing subscribers," he added.
With the award of this project, Nokia Siemens Networks maintains its sole supplier status in 2G radio and core, as well as for IN (Intelligent Network) prepaid solution for Telekom Srpske. Additionally, Nokia Siemens Networks will extend the existing prepaid charging platform to allow m:tel to offer loyalty programs to its subscribers.
Based on figures from the Mobile World subscriber tracker, the mobile operator ended the first half of this year with just under 1.08 million customers - representing a market share of 37.8% and making it the largest operator in the country by subscriber base.