Mobile operator Telefónica is modernising its nationwide networks and expanding its 4G network to significantly improve performance and capacity in Spain. The operator has selected Nokia Networks as key supplier for radio access equipment and professional services in Andalusia, Galicia, Castilla Leon and Levante over a period of three years.
“Our customers are increasingly adopting advanced smartphones and enjoying data-heavy multimedia content, so delivering more services while improving their quality is more important than ever,” said Joaquín Mata at Telefónica.
“This modernisation, one of the greatest of the kind ever carried out in Spain, will allow us to achieve these goals and optimise the performance of our network to offer the best possible user experience.”
Nokia Networks will upgrade Telefónica’s mobile network and implement 4G using its single RAN advanced solution, based on the compact, scalable Flexi Multiradio 10 base station.
The company will also deliver its multi-controller platform for the 3G Radio Network Controller (RNC) to further increase efficiency and resilience. Telefónica’s networks will be monitored, managed and optimised by Nokia’s NetAct management system.
As part of the agreement, Nokia Networks will also provide customer experience management, including its Serve atOnce Traffica real-time monitoring platform, Serve atOnce Intelligence (SAI) reporting solution and customer care automation solution.
Support services comprise network implementation, planning and optimisation as well as a full set of care services to secure a high quality, high availability network.
“The ongoing growth of data traffic is creating massive pressure on networks, which have to meet the demands of an increasing number of mobile devices and technologies,” said Agustín Menchén at Nokia Networks.
“As a frontrunner in mobile broadband, we are committed to helping Telefónica build an advanced network infrastructure that reaffirms its leadership as an operator that constantly evolves and adapts to new technology.”