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Press Release -- September 28th, 2012
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Nokia Siemens Networks enables Slovenia’s first commercial 4G services

Ljubljana, Slovenia – September 28, 2012

Si.mobil customers can enjoy faster downloads, quicker response times

Si.mobil has become the first operator to launch commercial LTE* services in Slovenia. Nokia Siemens Networks is providing the radio access network and related services for the operator’s 4G network. Si.mobil’s subscribers in Ljubljana, Brnik and Bled now have access to ultra high-speed 4G mobile broadband with data speeds up to 100 Mbps.

“Our customers can now enjoy a significantly superior user experience with fast download and response times,” said Johannes Nabecker, director of Access and Transport Network at Si.mobil. “Nokia Siemens Networks has realized our vision of deploying a future-ready network across Ljubljana, Brnik and Bled. Users in these cities can now enjoy data speeds typically ranging from 30 to 80 Mbps.”

Nokia Siemens Networks provides its Single Radio Access Network (RAN)** based on its award-winning, energy-efficient Flexi Multiradio Base Station. This enables Si.mobil to efficiently provide 4G services to its customers.

Under the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks also supplies its NetAct network management system. This ensures consolidated monitoring and optimization for Si.mobil’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks. The company also provides support services including commissioning and optimization of the base stations.

“It took us just one month to implement this deal that paves the way for the introduction of 4G services in Slovenia”, said Daria Horvat, account manager at Nokia Siemens Networks. “We are proud to partner Si.mobil in its endeavor to provide the best user experience to customers.”

With 66 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 and #LTE.

About Si.mobil

As the first private mobile operator in Slovenia, Si.mobil presented its services to users in March 1999. As competition started to develop in the Slovene telecommunications market, the price of mobile phones and services began to fall, quality improved, and mobile telephony became accessible to all users.

Customers recognize Si.mobil as an operator that offers quality services worth their price. It was the first in Slovenia to present and offer its users GPRS, WAP and MMS services. It was also the first Slovenian operator and among the first operators in Europe to enable fast data transfer using EDGE technology, later offering broadband mobile internet through its own UMTS/HSDPA network. In addition to basic services, Si.mobil offers advanced services, products and solutions such as the mobile office with the BlackBerry(R) and mobile internet services.

Si.mobil is part of the international telecommunications group, Telekom Austria Group, and has a strategic partnership with the world’s leading mobile operator, Vodafone.

At the end of 2011, Si.mobil had 29.7% market share and 369 employees providing services for 639,698 users.

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. http://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com

Media Enquiries

Nokia Siemens Networks
Anne Samson
Communications
Phone: +33 6 0379 3086
E-mail: anne.samson@nsn.com

Media Relations
Phone: +358 7140 02869
E-mail: mediarelations@nsn.com

Si.mobil
Andrej Krajner
Head of Corporate Communications
Phone: +386 40 440 140
E-mail: andrej.krajner@simobil.si

Notes:
*Nokia Siemens Networks is leading the commercialization of Long Term Evolution (LTE) in terms of commercial references and live network performance. With commercial FDD LTE and TD-LTE networks based on the award-winning Flexi Multiradio Base Station family and its new LTE small cell solution Flexi Zone, Nokia Siemens Networks is the leader in LTE commercialization and LTE innovation. This top position in implementation and innovation has been reconfirmed by ABI Research's 2012 LTE Base Station Vendor Matrix.

Among Nokia Siemens Networks’ 66 commercial LTE deals are Azerfon in Azerbaijan (radio); Bell Canada (radio); Bharti Airtel in India (TD-LTE radio, EPC); Deutsche Telekom in Germany (radio); Du in UAE (radio); Elisa Finland (radio, EPC); EMT in Estonia (radio); Hrvatski Telekom in Croatia (radio); KDDI in Japan (radio); KT in Korea (radio); LG U+ in Korea (radio); LMT in Latvia (radio, EPC); Mosaic Telecom in USA (radio, EPC); MTS in Russia (TD-LTE radio); NTT DOCOMO in Japan (radio, EPC); Optus in Australia (radio, EPC); Polkomtel in Poland (radio), SK Telecom in Korea (radio); SKY in Brazil (TD-LTE radio, EPC); SOFTBANK MOBILE in Japan (radio); Sonera in Finland (radio); StarHub in Singapore (radio, EPC); STC (Saudi Telecom Company) in Saudi Arabia (TD-LTE radio); T-Mobile in USA (radio, EPC); Tele2 in Estonia (radio, EPC); Tele2 in Latvia (radio; EPC); Tele2 in Lithuania (radio, EPC); Tele2 in Sweden (EPC); Telecom Italia (radio); Telefónica O2 in Germany (radio); Telenor Denmark (radio); Telia in Denmark (radio); Telia in Sweden (radio); Telus in Canada (radio); TMN in Portugal (radio, EPC); Verizon in USA (IMS for LTE) and Zain Bahrain (radio, EPC). Out of these, 29 operators have already commercially launched LTE and serve about 45% of all LTE subscribers worldwide.

**Nokia Siemens Networks’ Single RAN including the Flexi Multiradio Base Station provides a future-proof, easy and cost-efficient path to LTE in both FDD and TDD spectrum bands via a simple software upgrade. Besides the Single RAN that supports GSM, 3G, FDD-LTE and TD-LTE, the company’s LTE telecom infrastructure offering also features the Evolved Packet Core, including Flexi NS (Network Server) and Flexi NG (Network Gateway), transport solutions, network management system, Self Organizing Networks (SON), the award-winning Voice over LTE (VoLTE), provisioning and charging solutions as well as a range of professional services to plan, install, maintain and operate networks. For more information, follow this link.

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