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Greenland to Get a 3G Network

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Greenland's sole mobile network operator, Tele Greenland has commissioned Nokia Siemens Networks to roll out a 3G network on 900 MHz frequency and upgrade its existing core network. Nokia Siemens Networks will provide network implementation and software maintenance services, as well as emergency call support. Implementation of the 3G network will be completed in spring 2010.

"As the incumbent operator in Greenland, it is our task to offer high quality mobile services to the people in Greenland. We selected Nokia Siemens Networks because it offered an integrated, simple to manage 900 MHz 3G solution to meet our needs at a competitive price," said Jørn Jespersen, Chief Technical Officer, TELE Greenland.

Nokia Siemens Networks will also upgrade and modernize TELE Greenland's existing GPRS network with combined 2G/3G SGSN and Flexi ISN, to allow the TELE Greenland to offer more sophisticated data services to its customers.

"TELE Greenland will start 3G services first in the capital Nuuk area, with an option to expand the service in the more remote areas later." said Thomas Jul, Head of Sub region Nordic, Nokia Siemens Networks.

Financial details were not provided.

According to statistics from the Mobile World analysts, the operator has just under 57,000 subscribers, which also represents a 100% population penetration level.

On the web: Mobile World - Tele Greenland

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