Vodafone Hutchison Australia has chosen to outsource management of its network operations to Nokia Siemens Networks under a seven-year agreement. Nokia Siemens will also supply equipment to upgrade VHA‘s core network, but VHA has made no announcement on a supplier for its radio network.
Nokia Siemens Networks is to acquire the majority of Motorola's wireless network infrastructure assets for $US1.2 billion in cash, a move expected to significantly strengthen Nokia Siemens presence globally but particularly in the United States and Japan.
Nokia Siemens Networks, in conjunction with US mobile operator T-Mobile, has submitted a proposal for a new HSPA standard that would deliver downstream bandwidths up to 650Mbps. Although the LTE and LTE-Advanced standards provide a clear roadmap to 1Gbps, Nokia Siemens says it is important to maintain a migration path to higher bandwidths for HSPA.
Telstra and Nokia Siemens Networks, one of three vendors chosen to participate in LTE trials, have demonstrated the ability of LTE to operate over distances of 75kms and deliver 100Mbps in 20MHz of spectrum.
The nation's number two telco, Optus, today revealed it had selected Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to be its sole packet core vendor, in a multi-million dollar contract that will allow it to face its growing bandwidth needs.
While T-Mobile certainly isn’t hiding its intentions to build a lean and mean LTE network next year, it’s certainly not waiting to get a jumpstart today and has announced it will begin 4G LTE trials starting this summer.