NSN Wins LTE Rollout Contract in Finland

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Finland's Elisa has awarded a contract to NSN as the sole supplier for its LTE network rollout.

NSN said that the contract marks the single largest mobile telecommunications deal in Finland and covers a period of 5 years from 2014 to 2018. It's didn't say how much the contract is worth though.

Elisa launched its 800MHz 4G network a couple of weeks ago, aiming at a fast build-out of nationwide coverage which includes rural areas.

"Our successful collaboration with Elisa started well over 20 years ago - in 1991 - with Elisa's launch of the world's first commercial GSM network. Now we are taking that collaboration even further, into a whole new world of speed and superior customer experience," said Petteri Terho, account director at NSN in Finland.

Under the contract, NSN will upgrade its NetAct network management system to integrate the operator's LTE network into the existing management framework. It will implement its Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Stations. In addition, the agreement covers Care Services, including Active Software Support, Hardware Services and Competence Development Solutions.

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NSN Flexi Multiradio installation engineer working in winter conditions in Finland

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