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Press Release -- September 20th, 2013
Source: Nokia Siemens Networks

SFR launches commercial LTE services in Paris with NSN

NSN provides network infrastructure for 4G on the 800 MHz and 2600 MHz frequency bands

SFR has become the first operator to introduce commercial LTE services in Paris. After deploying its LTE network across many other cities in France, Nokia Solutions and Networks has now built the operator’s LTE (Long Term Evolution)* network in Paris. NSN has deployed its Liquid Radio technology to help SFR ensure a superior experience for its customers and address its ever-growing capacity requirements. Subscribers in Paris now have access to a host of ultra-fast broadband services.

“This project is an important landmark in our long-term partnership with SFR,” said Benoit Duchene, head of the SFR customer business team at NSN. “SFR’s customers in Paris can now enjoy a mobile broadband experience that’s unmatched-in terms of latency, speed and the range of services available. We are committed to helping SFR in its endeavour to evolve towards networks capable of monetizing future opportunities.”

Under the contract, NSN has provided its Single RAN (radio access network) based on its award-winning, compact and high-capacity Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station platform, capable of enabling data transfer speeds above 100 Mbps. The Flexi Multiradio Base Station can also be made LTE-Advanced capable with a simple software upgrade.

In line with SFR’s requirements, NSN’s Flexi Multiradio Base Station platform’s optimum size and low carbon footprint enable flexible installation and scalability-factors that are crucial to ensure successful deployment in Paris, a city with multiple deployment constraints, dense population and heavy consumption of mobile data traffic.

NSN has also supplied its NetAct network management system to ensure consolidated configuration, monitoring, management and optimization for SFR’s network.

For more information on NSN’s mobile broadband capabilities,including a video overview, follow this link. To share your thoughts on the topic, join @NSNtweets on Twitter using #mobilebroadband and #LTE.

About NSN

Nokia Solutions and 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. NSN is wholly owned by Nokia Corporation.

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*NSN is a leader in the commercialization and innovation of LTE and LTE-Advanced, with more than 90 LTE and TD-LTE network references worldwide. We are supplier to the world’s first three commercially launched LTE-Advanced networks and most of the largest networks by LTE subscriber count. Our unique track record is 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 to maximize performance and optimize the use of radio spectrum.

NSN’s Global Services enable operators to safely move towards LTE with the highest quality possible and ensure fast and reliable network rollouts with end-to-end network integration to Customer Experience Management. Our industry-leading Security solutions enable operators to provide secure subscriber services while our Network Planning and Optimization services support a smooth transition with Refarming Services, LTE Planning, iSON Services, LTE Optimization and Services for VoLTE.

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