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Press Release -- August 21st, 2012
Source: Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks, Telefónica Germany provide LTE services for Pan-European Campus Party

Berlin, Germany – August 21, 2012

Participants in Berlin experience high-speed mobile surfing, gaming on 4G mobile broadband

Telefónica Germany and Nokia Siemens Networks are showcasing LTE’s (Long Term Evolution) low latency and high data transmission rates at the first ever pan-European Campus Party. The weeklong, 24-hour a day technology festival and technology hub allows “campuseros” – enthusiastic technologists, developers and gamers – to experience the latest in Internet technology taking place in Berlin.

From August 21-26, 2012, the former airport area “Tempelhof” in Berlin, Germany, will be transformed into the world’s largest annual technology festival attracting more than 7,000 campuseros. Highlights of this year’s Campus Party will include mobile gaming and video streaming demonstrations which elegantly display the hands-on advantages of 4G LTE technology with its low latency and high data transmission rates.

During the festival, campuseros can see and be part of two LTE demonstrations: LTE mobile reporter, where camera equipped reporters interview participants and highlight HD TV transmission over LTE; and online gaming, where two players compete interactively using a gaming system connected by LTE. These demos will allow participants to experience the benefits of LTE mobile broadband first hand.

“LTE is here now; it’s a reality”, said José Carlos Sampedro, who is responsible for Telefónica Germany at Nokia Siemens Networks. “End-users can see, feel and use it. The Campus Party is a great opportunity to be in touch with power-users – early adopters who are an important part of the target groups for LTE”.

The Campus Party was founded in Málaga, Spain, in 1997 as a hub for technology enthusiasts, with the goal of uniting the best young talent on the Internet to share ideas, learn, and build a better tomorrow through initiatives like #somethingbetter.

In the past 15 years, the 250 people who attended the first Campus Party have grown into a global community of more than 214,000 campuseros with annual events taking place in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Bogotá, Colombia; Valencia, Spain; Quito, Ecuador and Mexico City, Mexico in addition to special European, Mediterranean Basin and Ibero-America events. The festival in Berlin will be the first Campus Party held in Germany.

With 63 commercial references in place for the delivery of LTE, Nokia Siemens Networks is number one in the world in mobile broadband.

For more information and a video overview on Nokia Siemens Networks’ mobile broadband capabilities, follow this link. To share your thoughts on the topic, join the discussion on Twitter using #mobilebroadband.

About Telefónica Germany

Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG and the O2 brand belong to Telefónica Europe; it is part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefónica S.A. The company offers German private and business customers postpaid and prepaid mobile products and innovative mobile data services based on GPRS, UMTS and LTE technologies. The integrated communications provider also offers DSL fixed telephony and broadband services. Telefónica Europe has over 105 million mobile and fixed line customers in Spain, the UK, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.

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 LTE, 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 seamlessly.

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

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