M1, the mobile and fixed communications provider in Singapore, has commissioned Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to strengthen its voice core network and expand its 3G network by using its service expertise, implementing its Liquid Core and radio networks, and refarming the GSM 900MHz band.
Under the contract, NSN will provide its Single RAN (radio access network), which is based on its energy-efficient Flexi Multiradio Base Station, coupled with its Multicontroller RNC and Liquid Radio software.
As part of the Liquid Core portfolio, the company will also provide its ATCA-based open Mobile Switching Center Server (MSS) and open Media Gateway (MGW) to ensure the resiliency and operational efficiency of the operator’s voice core network. This modernisation will ensure an all-IP network for M1.
In addition, NSN will provide its Subscriber Data Management Platform (SDM) including New Technology Home Location Register (NT-HLR) and One-NDS subscriber data management system for a centralized database repository independent of the application used.
The company will also provide a range of services to M1 such as network implementation, network optimization, and a full set of care services including hardware and software maintenance and competence development.
‘With this latest investment, our customers can look forward to better mobile experience, and indoor and outdoor coverage. Our network resiliency will be further enhanced with this modernization,’ said Patrick Scodeller, chief operating officer at M1.
‘A vital business mantra for all operators is to provide the best service experience to their customers, but what is equally vital is doing so cost efficiently,’ said Paul Tyler, head of Asia Pacific, NSN. ‘We have well understood the exact requirements of M1 and will provide our advanced Liquid Core platform and refarming service, which are cost efficient, and help increase revenue for the operator.’