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Press Release -- June 6th, 2013
Source: Nokia Siemens Networks

A1 Telekom Austria, Nokia Siemens Networks showcase ultra-fast mobile broadband

Vienna, Austria – June 6, 2013

Operator conducts LTE-Advanced demo in Vienna powered by Nokia Siemens Networks

A1 Telekom Austria, market leader on the Austrian telecommunications market, conducted a successful demonstration of LTE-Advanced* carrier aggregation today using Nokia Siemens Networks current base station hardware. The live demo, which included handling large file transfers with a simultaneous video stream, showcased download speeds of 580 megabits per second (Mbps), far more than twice the current 4G LTE peak rates.

“We continue to witness exponential growth in mobile broadband traffic and ever-increasing consumer demand for higher-quality data services,” said Marcus Grausam, CTO, A1 Telekom Austria. “To address these requirements and to lead the network evolution, we are committed to delivering the most advanced technologies. We chose Nokia Siemens Networks as our partner here since it has very good LTE stability along with high throughputs and short latencies. Together with Nokia Siemens Networks, a forerunner in both LTE and LTE-Advanced, we offer a glimpse of what we will achieve beyond today’s 4G network performance.”

Carrier aggregation is a distinctive feature of LTE-Advanced that enables operators to increase transmission bandwith for LTE services by combining separated frequency bands. The benefits of this aggregation are higher peak and average data rates for an ever-faster mobile broadband experience.

“The showcase of LTE carrier aggregation with A1 Telekom Austria is proof of the ongoing evolution of data speeds, and today’s demonstration illustrates the commercial readiness of our products to achieve ultra-high data throughputs,” said Peter Wukowits, head of subregion East, Nokia Siemens Networks. “Our valued and long-standing collaboration with A1 Telekom Austria includes the deployment of 4G LTE networks, and it is very exciting to now prove the potential of LTE-Advanced together with A1.”

To enable the demonstration, Nokia Siemens Networks provided its award-winning and high-capacity Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station. The BTS makes commercial implementation readily achievable as it allows LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation to be implemented by a simple software upgrade.

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

About A1

A1 – Fixed Net and Mobile Communications, Internet and TV from One Source.

A1 is Austria’s leading communications provider, encompassing more than 6.1 million mobile communications customers (including Yesss!) and almost 2.3 million fixed access lines. The customers benefit from a global package of offers from one source: voice telephony, Internet access, digital cable television, data and IT solutions, value added services, wholesale services, and mobile business and payment solutions. The product brands A1, bob, Red Bull MOBILE and Yesss! represent quality and smart services. As a responsible company A1 integrates socially relevant and environmental concerns into its core business.

A1 (legal entity: A1 Telekom Austria AG) is part of the Telekom Austria Group – a leading communications provider in the CEE region. The Telekom Austria Group has international operations in eight CEE countries.

A1 has approximately 9,100 employees. The CEO is Hannes Ametsreiter, who is simultaneously CEO of the Telekom Austria Group.

In 2012 A1 achieved revenues of 2.8 billion euros and an EBITDA comparable of 902.9 million euros. In 2012 the Telekom Austria Group achieved revenues of approximately 4.33 billion euros, an EBITDA comparable of 1.46 billion euros.

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 120 countries and had net sales of approximately 13.4 billion euros in 2012.

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* Nokia Siemens Networks is a leader in the commercialization and innovation of Long Term Evolution (LTE), serving millions of LTE subscribers in commercial FDD-LTE and TD-LTE networks worldwide.

** LTE-Advanced is the next step in the evolutionary development and brings significantly higher peak and average rates to the subscribers due to much better spectrum efficiency. Nokia Siement Networks recently demonstrated that rates of more than 1.4 Gbps per subscriber are possible with LTE-Advanced. Our solutions are based on award-winning platforms like the multi-technology, compact, modular and weatherproof Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station and the ingenious Liquid Radio LTE Software Suite and Smart Scheduler.

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