VimpelCom has chosen Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) as vendor for its Long Term Evolution (LTE) radio access networks in the central region of Russia, Siberia, South and most of the Volga and Ural regions.
Under the five-year agreement, NSN will deliver, install and integrate LTE radio access equipment. The company will also provide rollout services for the implementation and commissioning of 4G mobile broadband services.
Under the contract, NSN will implement its single RAN advanced platform built around the high-capacity Flexi Multiradio 10 base station. The company will also provide its NetAct network management system to enable consolidated configuration, monitoring and optimisation of VimpelCom’s network resources and services.
In addition, NSN will deliver its comprehensive professional services, including network planning, optimisation and implementation, in order to ensure rapid and reliable deployment of the LTE network, as well as its ongoing care services.
“We are delighted by this latest milestone in our successful cooperation with VimpelCom, which includes outsourcing projects,” said Kristina Tikhonova, head of Region East at NSN. “With this project, NSN will build an overlay LTE network that will significantly increase mobile data speeds in the respective regions and offer end users an overall improved communications experience.”
This is NSN's second significant mobile broadband deal in Russia recently, the company said.