Germany’s E-Plus Group has selected Nokia Siemens Networks as a partner for deploying its 4G, LTE (long term evolution) network. The mobile broadband specialist will also modernise and expand the E-Plus GSM and HSPA+ networks. The agreement between the two companies covers the delivery and integration of the operator’s mobile access network.
‘E-Plus has acquired the right 1800MHz spectrum to launch LTE in Germany rapidly and efficiently. Additionally, the operator will be in an excellent position to offer up to 100Mbps (mega bits per second) over LTE and monetise the new technology soon,’ said Ingo Goldenberg, head of E-Plus customer team at Nokia Siemens Networks.
Under the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will expand E-Plus’ current HSPA+ capacity in the 2100 MHz band while modernizing its GSM network. As part of the contract, the company will deliver its radio access network which features its advanced energy-efficient, high-capacity Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station.
The company will also provide its Liquid Radio GSM software suite, the market-leading GSM spectrum efficiency suite that enables operators to free GSM spectrum for LTE. Nokia Siemens Networks will also expand the capabilities of its NetAct network management system and deliver various services such as installation and integration, network optimization and build.