Nokia wins GSM core network deal with Telefónica Móviles Perú

Telefónica Móviles Perú is a new customer for Nokia

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Nokia has successfully implemented a complete GSM core network for Telefónica Móviles Perú. As part of the deal, Nokia has provided its industry leading mobile softswitch MSC Server System. Telefónica Móviles Perú is a new customer for Nokia.

The 3GPP compliant architecture of the Nokia MSC Server System allows Telefónica Móviles Perú to gain significant cost saving in the operation of its GSM network, for example, by reducing transmission costs and floor space occupancy. It will also offer an evolution path to future IP networks.

"Nokia has proved to be a reliable supplier of network equipment and services, who understands our customer requirements," says Luís Fernández, CTO, Telefónica Móviles Perú. "Their MSC Server System will help us optimize network operations as we grow."

In addition to the core network equipment, Nokia has provided network planning and optimization services, training and operations support for six months. The network is supported by the multivendor, multitechnology Nokia NetAct(TM) network and service management system.

The GSM network is now operational, and Telefónica Móviles Perú has launched their services under the brand movistar Perú. The network deployment was the fastest ever for Telefónica Móviles.

"This agreement reinforces our growing and successful cooperation with Telefónica Móviles in Latin America," says Pentti Tolonen, General Manager, Networks, Nokia. "The Nokia mobile softswitch supports GSM and WCDMA services and offers an easy upgrade to VoIP, making it an ideal solution for Telefónica Móviles Perú."

Nokia is creating seamless user experiences in converging networks thanks to mobile softswitching and IMS for fixed and mobile. With over 100 customers for its mobile softswitching and over 50 live networks, Nokia is clearly the most experienced mobile softswitching supplier worldwide.

About Telefónica Móviles Perú
Telefónica Móviles Perú, is a subsidiary of the Telefónica Móviles Group in the Peruvian market, where it commercializes its services under the brand name movistar. It has the leadership of the mobile phone industry in the country with more than four million customers (in June of 2006). Telefónica Móviles Perú was the first carrier that commercially launched the third generation technology in Peru, and has around 1.6 million 3G customers nowadays. In February 2006, the company launched its first GSM services, deploying this network nationwide in a record time in the worldwide mobile industry.
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