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Press Release -- February 13th, 2012
Source: Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks marks major milestone in Packet Core for mobile broadband

Espoo, Finland – February 13, 2012

First vendor to deploy one billion packet core subscriber licenses*; leads LTE-ready packet core deployments globally

Over 285 operators in more than 115 countries around the globe use Nokia Siemens Networks’ packet core offering* to serve the fast growing demand for mobile broadband. Of these, over 100 operators use the company’s Liquid Core based LTE-ready packet core**, and are equipping their networks to support LTE and substantially reduce overall core network cost of ownership. The company has deployed over 2000 packet core network elements*** worldwide, and is the number one provider of LTE-ready packet core for GSM/ EDGE, HSPA, LTE and Wi-Fi based mobile broadband networks.

Mobile broadband data traffic is expected to grow nearly 2600% by 2015, and with consumer users set to outpace enterprise users, operators must be able to support typical consumer usage patterns such as video streaming, gaming and social networking,” said Thorsten Robrecht, head of Network Systems product management, Nokia Siemens Networks. “Our packet core helps them to do this smoothly and cost-efficiently. Further, operators can easily evolve their traditional packet core to support LTE using their existing LTE-ready packet core, and manage all subscriber services. This helps maximize revenues while lowering cost of delivery of mobile broadband.”

Nokia Siemens Networks’ LTE-ready packet core offering is based on its Liquid Core architecture. This helps operators better manage unpredictable data traffic demand by flexibly allocating network resources, and channeling capacity where needed. Operators can enjoy tremendous hardware efficiency gains by reducing floor space by up to 80%, reap substantial core network savings for e.g. by lowering energy costs by up to 65%, and maintain the overall quality of subscriber experience.

The company’s LTE-ready packet core solution supports GSM/EDGE, HSPA/HSPA+ and Wi-Fi and LTE/LTE-Advanced. With this, operators can protect their network investments more easily by evolving their existing packet core networks to support the latest radio access technologies with a software upgrade. They can also evolve to a ‘cloud’ based core network architecture, pool resources such as processing power and share them among different core network applications such as applications of LTE-ready packet core, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and Mobile Softswitching System.

About Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is the world’s specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on a commercial LTE network, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world’s most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work together seamlessly.

With headquarters in Espoo, Finland, we operate in over 150 countries and had revenues of over 14 billion euros in 2011.

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*The number of subscriber licenses is not indicative of and cannot be correlated to number of served subscribers on the network as operators typically deploy more licenses than the actual number of mobile broadband subscribers on their network. This over dimensioning varies by operator, and is done to support roaming subscribers, and also have additional capacity for growth.

**Nokia Siemens Networks LTE-ready Packet Core or Evolved Packet Core (EPC) is part of the Liquid Core and a solution that manages mobile broadband connectivity for subscribers’ data services to Internet, operators’ own network or corporate networks. It is the evolution of packet core for all existing 3GPP mobile networks and plays an essential role in migrating to next-generation mobile broadband using LTE/LTE-Advanced and supporting complementary access technologies such as Wi-Fi.

The EPC solution consists of Flexi NS (Network Server) and Flexi NG (Network Gateway) and provides unique flexibility with 4D scaling. With convincing capacity in throughput, subscriber density and signaling, operators can manage the data traffic explosion and millions of smart devices. Combined with unparalleled service intelligence, operators can ensure superior end user experience and manage network resource usage to maximize their revenues.

***Nokia Siemens Networks’ Packet Core comprises of a mix of network elements, those initially deployed for supporting GSM/EDGE, as well as LTE-ready packet core network elements such as Flexi NS (Network Server) and Flexi NG (Network Gateway).

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