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Indoor mobile network for Bouygues Telecom

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Bouygues Telecom has chosen a new solution from Nokia Siemens Networks to improve indoor GSM mobile network coverage for its customers. The innovative solution, featuring small-sized base stations, allows improving and extending coverage for instance in high office buildings, underground industrial areas or hotspots.

With this cost-effective solution, Bouygues Telecom, aiming to become the preferred brand for mobile communications services, can increase traffic to meet enterprise demand for wireless communications by allowing the corporate users to experience the same voice and data services indoors as outdoors. In addition, Bouygues Telecom can provide cost-effective hotspot coverage and capacity inside big buildings or such locations as shopping malls.
The new solution features Nokia Siemens Networks Pico GSM Base Stations and IP-based infrastructure. The project, which marks an extension of a frame agreement between the two companies, calls for Nokia Siemens Networks to design, install, integrate and provide maintenance services for the new solution, specially designed to improve indoor and deep indoor coverage.
Installed on the corporate customer’s premises, the small base stations offer a plug-and-play solution for the enterprise customers. They are easy to install and require a simple Internet connection to work with the operator’s network.
The first calls have already been successfully made and the first customers served by this innovative solution are expected in November.
“This innovative solution provides Bouygues Telecom with a very competitive coverage solution for specific areas such as indoor locations, high buildings or corporate premises. It is easy to install and to integrate to our network,” says Serge Goldstein-Desroches, Executive Vice President Network and Purchasing.
“We are pleased to extend our contract with Bouygues Telecom for the delivery and the integration of our Pico GSM Base Station solution. Our solution will improve the coverage for Bouygues Telecom’ customers and enhance the user experience”, said Philippe Danoffre, Head of Customer Team Bouygues Telecom at Nokia Siemens Networks."