Nokia has been confirmed as the sole supplier of T-Mobile's 3G WCDMAradio access network in the Netherlands. The deal is part of an international frame agreement under which T-Mobile International, one of the leading mobile communication operators worldwide, has chosen Nokia as a major infrastructure supplier for its 3G WCDMA networks in Europe.
Deliveries have already begun and the network is expected to be operational during second half 2004, potentially serving more thantwo million subscribers with advanced mobile multimedia services.
Under the agreement Nokia is supplying 3G radio-access equipment, andNokia NetActä network and service management system as well as anextensive range of services including Installation, Commissioning,Integration, Project Management and Care Services.
"We are happy to extend our long and successful business relationship with T-Mobile Netherlands from 2G to also include 3G products and services and to support T-Mobile Netherlands in further growing their market share in the competitive Netherlands mobile market," says Robin Lindahl, Vice President and General Manager, Nokia T-Mobile
Customer Business Team.
"This year will see widespread commercial 3G launches. WCDMA 3G brings real efficiency in delivering capacity hungry multimedia services at the lowest cost and we believe it will be the main radio access platform when operators invest in their multimedia networks,"