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Nokia Siemens Networks Wins Network Upgrade Contract from Zain Bahrain

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Nokia Siemens Networks has won a contract from Zain Bahrain to modernize its radio and core network as well as the prepaid charging system. With this upgrade, Nokia Siemens Networks will also commence Zain Bahrain's transition to an all IP flat network architecture.

"In today's business, you have to pre-empt what consumers want," said Mohammed Zainalabedin, General Manager, Zain Bahrain. "In the mobile broadband era we need a scalable and versatile platform, Nokia Siemens Networks is providing us with Flexi Base Station, I-HSPA flat architecture, Evolved Packet Core and software upgrade to LTE that answer our needs. This project will not merely create a world class network but indeed, a showcase for the entire group's operations."

Nokia Siemens Networks will replace the existing legacy core network with the latest Mobile Softswitching (MSS) solution. In addition, charging system will be upgraded to the Nokia Siemens Networks prepaid solution, based on charge@once select. Essential to ensuring high quality services is also network and service management provided by NetAct and Traffica.

Implementing Flexi Multiradio Base Stations that are capable of supporting WCDMA, HSPA/HSPA+ and LTE via a simple software upgrade; Zain Bahrain will be in a position to launch I-HSPA functionality within the year. In addition, Nokia Siemens Networks will deploy a full end-to-end offering for LTE, providing LTE radio, Evolved Packet Core for LTE, subscriber data management, network management and services.

Financial details were not disclosed.

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