T-Mobile USA chooses Nokia equipment for network upgrades in a $300 million agreement
February 12, 2004
T-Mobile USA, the nation's largest all digital GSM service provider, has expanded an existing agreement with Nokia for network equipment, software and services valued at $300 million. Under the terms of the agreement, Nokia will provide next generation radio equipment, an expanded GPRS Core network, and implementation and optimization services. Also, included in the agreement is Nokia's network and service management system, Nokia NetAct(TM) including NetAct Traffica which will enhance T-Mobile's real time network monitoring capabilities, improving network reliability and service to customers. Deliveries will begin immediately.
"We continue to focus on providing a superior service for our customers, consistent with our Get Moreā promise," says Tim Wong, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officier of T-Mobile USA. "Nokia equipment, software and services will ensure that we have the capacity and the capabilities to provide a consistent and reliable experience for our growing customer base."
"We are very gratified to be continuing our role with T-Mobile, an extremely important operator in this key market," says Robin Lindahl, Vice President & General Manager, Networks, Nokia. "Building on almost ten years of close cooperation, we are very satisfied to again play an important role in T-Mobile's success. The deal also highlights the close cooperation and global scale of our partnership with T-Mobile"
About T-Mobile USA
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is a member of the T-Mobile International group, the mobile telecommunications subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT). T-Mobile operates the largest GSM/GPRS 1900 voice and data network in the country, reaching over 245 million people including roaming and other agreements. In addition, T-Mobile operates the largest carrier owned Wi-Fi (802.11b) wireless broadband (WLAN) network in the country, available in more than 2,800 public access locations including Starbucks coffeehouses, Borders Books and Music, Kinko's, airports and American Airlines Admirals Clubs, United Red Carpet Clubs and Delta Air Lines Clubs. T-Mobile is committed to providing the best value in wireless service through its GET MORE® promise to provide customers with more minutes, more features and more service than any other wireless provider.
For more information, visit the company web site at www.t-mobile.com.
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