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Nokia Siemens Networks Delivers Wireless Broadband Network to Rural Upstart Stelera Wireless

(PresseBox) (Espoo, ) Stelera Wireless today announced that it has launched the first two markets of its rural broadband networks build in the United States. Nokia Siemens Networks has supplied an end-to-end network solution and turnkey services for this initial deployment and will continue to do so as the network expands.

Nokia Siemens Networks is supplying its industry-leading flat, all-IP Internet High Speed Packet Access (I-HSPA) architecture solution, which includes the company’s flagship Flexi Base Station optimized for the Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum band. The end-to-end offering consists of network and service core, backhaul and wireless broadband access in addition to turnkey services like network planning, spectrum clearing, site acquisition and construction, installation, integration, optimization, as well as maintenance, and interoperability testing with end user devices.

"We consider it no easy feat that Stelera Wireless is one of the first carriers to commercially launch a network in the AWS spectrum bands," said Ed Evans, CEO, Stelera Wireless. "Nokia Siemens Networks has been excellent in working with us to ensure fast time to market with the most advanced and effective broadband wireless technology available today for the AWS spectrum."

"Nokia Siemens Networks is happy to announce Stelera as yet another major customer for our pioneering flat, all-IP wireless network solutions," said Sue Spradley, Head of North America, Nokia Siemens Networks. "With Stelera, we were able to demonstrate our ability to help carriers put their newly acquired spectrum assets into commercial service quickly and show that our industry-leading flat, all-IP network architecture enables cost effective and competitive delivery of broadband services."

Stelera is a wireless startup that is focused on delivering broadband services in rural communities. It owns 42 AWS licenses across the United States covering almost 6 million people. AWS licenses were auctioned by the FCC last year and utilize the 2.1 GHz and 1.7 GHz bands.

Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of communications services. The company provides a complete, well-balanced product portfolio of mobile and fixed network infrastructure solutions and addresses the growing demand for services with 20,000 service professionals worldwide. Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure companies with operations in 150 countries. The company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland.