Telecom Italia, Nokia sign 3G pact

Telecom Italia and handset leader Nokia have signed an agreement for wider cooperation in the area of W-CDMA 3G, a Wireless News report said.


The report said that under the deal, the two firms also agreed to cooperate on end-to-end performance optimization, W-CDMA 3G terminal cooperation, and the provision of a W-CDMA radio access networks in Italy.


"One of Nokia's top five priorities is to bring an end-to-end advantage to our operator customers," Pertti Korhonen, CTO for Nokia, said in a statement.


The two companies are cooperating to optimize performance for end-user services that utilize W-CDMA 3G.


Under the deal, Nokia would provide services for end-to-end optimization, from terminals to service platforms and middleware across the telecom network, the report said.


Nokia would also join the build out of the TIM Italy W-CDMA 3G network with the deployment of a state-of-the-art W-CDMA radio access network in five Italian regions, the report further said.