Nokia Siemens wins islands' network deal

Nokia Siemens Networks has signed a contract with PT Hutchison CP Telecommunications to strengthen HCPT's GSM/W-CDMA network coverage in the islands of Java and Sumatra, and roll out GSM core networks in Kalimantan and Sulawesi.

Under the new contract, Nokia Siemens Networks is commissioned to broaden HCPT's network coverage on Java and Sumatra, including network planning and implementation of another 2,800 base stations, Release 4 mobile softswitch and Media Gateways.

The company will also continue with its project management role and provide network management services. The solutions and services covered by the contract will start to go live from April 2008. Nokia Siemens Networks will continue to work with HCPT to accommodate expansion plans over the next three years across all the islands.