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Maltese Network to Replace Entire GSM and 3G Radio Infrastructure

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Malta based telco, Go has awarded a network upgrade contract to Nokia Siemens Networks to revamp its existing GSM and 3G networks through the replacement of the current infrastructure and doubling the number of base stations.

Go has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to provide the new radio and all-IP mobile backhaul network and related services.

The project will entail the replacement of the entire existing GSM and 3G radio infrastructure.

"With a broadband penetration higher than the European Union average, Malta continues to witness an increasing demand for improved data services, especially from companies and organizations. Additionally, more than a million tourists who visit the country every year make a very attractive potential customer base," said Joćo Picoito, head of the South East Europe region, Nokia Siemens Networks.

The operator will deploy Nokia Siemens Networks' NetAct network management system to monitor, optimize and configure its network. Nokia Siemens Networks will also integrate Cisco's IP backhaul equipment and its FlexiPacket Microwave equipment.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

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