The decision to upgrade its network to 4G was made after a year-long LTE network trial involving hundreds of consumers and businesses across parts of London. O2's investment in its UK network with Nokia Siemens Networks includes an upgrade to its existing GSM and 3G (HSPA) network with the latest radio access technology.
Nokia Siemens Networks is also enabling O2's radio access network (RAN) sharing.
Under the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks is providing its Single RAN platform, and implementing its high-capacity Liquid Radio solution based on the Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station. To enable consolidated configuration, monitoring, and network optimization across the networks, the contract includes Nokia Siemens Networks' NetAct network management system. The agreement also includes network implementation and care services across 50 percent of O2's radio access network including the South-East of the UK and London.
Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
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