Nokia Siemens Networks appointed as Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong Holdings' sole vendor for 3G network modernization

Deploying HSPA+ technology to deliver data speeds of up to 42Mpbs

Hong Kong, China, (PresseBox) - Nokia Siemens Networks has been appointed by Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited ("HTHKH", SEHK: 215) as the sole vendor and service partner for its 3G network modernization and expansion project. Nokia Siemens Networks will deploy High Speed Packet Access evolution (HSPA+) technology to leapfrog existing high speed data access technology and deliver speeds of up to 42Mbps. A five-year framework agreement has been reached between both parties which includes a minimum equipment purchase of close to HK$ 350 million (approximately EURO 31 million).

Supported by Nokia Siemens Networks' most compact base station technology, the Flexi BTS, and pioneering Direct Tunnel solution that provides the benefits of a flat architecture platform as well as mobile softswitching technology, HTHKH can look forward to an enhancement in operational efficiency.

"With widespread usage of data and mobile Internet activities, our solution is ideal for mega cities like Hong Kong," said Richard Kitts, Head of Hutchison Customer Business Team at Nokia Siemens Networks. "The Flexi BTS' energy saving features coupled with our HSPA+ capabilities will provide HTHKH the required edge in the market both in terms of operational efficiencies and cutting edge technology. Further, with our strong commitment to services, we will ensure the project rolls out smoothly assuring HTHKH's subscribers a high performing and reliable network guarantee."

"As the largest 3G mobile operator in Hong Kong, we took the lead in integrating mobile broadband services into the daily lives of our customers as early as 2006," said Mr. Daniel Chung, CTO of HTHKH. "To deliver seamless customer experiences, we have always been at the forefront of advanced technologies, providing services through a resilient high-speed broadband network and diversified solutions and applications. The network upgrade project run in conjunction with Nokia Siemens Networks will represent another milestone in our network and service development, significantly increasing our capacity to cater to the growing demand for mobile data."

To ensure high quality services to HTHKH customers, Nokia Siemens Networks will deploy its NetAct network management system to monitor, manage and optimize the network, and offer a comprehensive range of services including maintenance and competence development training.

Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland.

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