Nokia secures expansion deal with 3 in UK

Handset leader Nokia has received a network expansion contract in the UK from mobile operator 3, a Dow Jones report said.


The report said Nokia would provide core network equipment to the Hutchison Whampoa-owned 3. No financial details of the deal were disclosed, however.


Under the deal, Nokia would also provide solutions to upgrade 3's core network to 3GPP Release 4 functionality, provided by the Nokia MSC Server Solution.


The report said Nokia would deploy Nokia MSC Servers, Nokia Media Gateways and Nokia Flexi ISN with service aware GGSN functionality, as well as provide upgrades to 3's existing core network elements in the UK


The deployment would boost the capacity of 3's network and deliver improved network functionality, the report said.