Serbia’s first mobile operator Telenor has signed a frame contract with Nokia Siemens Networks to build a nationwide 3G radio network as the operator moves to offer high-quality mobile broadband services across the country.
The new advanced radio network, using Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) technology, will allow data to be transmitted at real broadband speeds in both directions – to the user and from the user – thanks to the High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) enhancement.
The HSPA will allow Telenor subscribers in Serbia to enjoy mobile Internet as well as rich data and multimedia services with very fast communication speeds, while higher throughput and increased network capacity will enable the operator to expand its service offerings.
Under the agreement, Nokia Siemens Networks will build a WCDMA network across Serbia within four years and it will provide Telenor with a broad range of supplementary services. The deliveries have already begun and the first parts of the new network will start operation in the first quarter of 2008.
“This contract will firmly establish Telenor as a leader in technology for this region. Our wish is to bring as many Serbian households as possible closer to the standards of modern and advanced societies,” says Telenor CEO Stein-Erik Vellan.
“We are very pleased to expand and continue our good cooperation with Telenor in Serbia,” says Finn Erik Hermansen from Nokia Siemens Networks. “We are fully prepared and committed to support Telenor in meeting the market needs to provide a state-of-the-art 3G mobile broadband solution with a network of high speed, capacity and quality.”