NSN Wins Colombian LTE Rollout and Management Contracts
Published on: 20th Jan 2014
Colombia's Avantel has selected NSN to supply the complete infrastructure for its LTE network. NSN will provide the complete suite of radio and core network equipment along with as well as build and operate services covering the city of Bogota.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Founded in 1997, Avantel is one of four mobile phone operators in Colombia and recently took part in the 4G-spectrum public tender successfully acquiring 30MHz of the AWS spectrum at 1710-1755/2110-2155 frequencies.
Under the build-operate-transfer agreement, NSN will deliver an LTE network using its market-leading high-performance Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Stations and Evolved Packet Core (EPC). Additionally, NSN will deploy its Subscriber Data Management (SDM) solution including New Technology Home Location Register (NT-HLR) and One-NDS for a centralized database repository that is independent of the application used.
NSN will also supply its ATCA-based Mobile Voice Core solution, which, in the first phase of the roll out, will be implemented with CSFB voice call features to ensure voice services for LTE customers.
In the second phase, NSN will deploy its IMS solution to enable the implementation of VoLTE for providing high-definition voice services to Avantel's subscribers.
The OSS will be managed by NSN, while care services, including hardware, software and competence development services will also be provided to Avantel.
As of today, NSN has 117 commercial references for the delivery of LTE with customers in Northern Europe, Japan, South Korea and the United States.