T-Mobile Austria has awarded Nokia Siemens Networks a contract to manage its backhaul network. Under the terms of the deal, financial details of which were not released, Nokia Siemens will assume full responsibility for the operation and optimisation of T-Mobile's backhaul network. The Austrian operator will retain responsibility for network control and quality.
Choosing the best backhaul technology in terms of bandwidth, quality and price will be down to Nokia Siemens who say they will consider leased lines from different suppliers, dark fibre and microwave as possible options. The managed service contract also includes advanced maintenance and field service on the backhaul network for a period of five years. T-Mobile's backhaul network connects more than 6,000 base station sites across Austria.
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