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Press Release -- November 4th, 2014
Source: Nokia Siemens Networks

Airtel-Vodafone select Nokia Networks as sole supplier for introducing 4G in the Channel Islands

Nokia Networks is sole supplier for 4G network in the Channel Islands

Airtel-Vodafone makes multimillion pound investment

4 November 2014

Channel Islands/UK – Airtel-Vodafone has selected Nokia Networks, the world’s specialist in mobile broadband, as sole supplier for its 4G network in the Channel Islands. The operator is making a multimillion pound investment in the Channel Islands to upgrade its services. Nokia Networks will be providing all the equipment and service expertise for the installation of 4G.

Airtel-Vodafone’s CEO, Ian Campbell, said: “Our 4G network will bring a level of speed and accessibility that will transform the way islanders access the internet, and it is vital that we have the very best infrastructure possible. Nokia Networks is a top-end European supplier and has extensive experience in implementing similar deployments with leading operators across the globe. We chose this vendor because we know that it has the reliability and level of expertise needed to execute this project in line with our expectations.”

Airtel-Vodafone expects 4G services to be available in the first half on 2015.

Tejinder Kalra, head of the Airtel-Vodafone customer team at Nokia Networks said: “The Airtel-Vodafone technical team already has significant experience in deploying 4G networks and we are delighted to support the company to the benefit of their customers across the Channel Islands.”

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About Airtel-Vodafone

Airtel-Vodafone is a partnership between two of the world’s leading telecoms companies that have come together to provide the Channel Islands best value network.Airtel: one of the fastest-growing mobile companies in the world, operating in over 20 countries in Africa and Asia. As at October 2012, Airtel is rated as the world’s 4th largest mobile operator by subscribers.

Vodafone Group: the largest mobile community in the world, operating in more than 60 countries with more than 400 million customers worldwide. Airtel-Vodafone brings the combined expertise of these two world-class mobile phone companies to the Channel Islands, giving Islanders the opportunity to benefit from great value mobile communications backed up by a truly global network.

About Nokia

Nokia invests in technologies important in a world where billions of devices are connected. We are focused on three businesses: network infrastructure software, hardware and services, which we offer through Nokia Networks; location intelligence, which we provide through HERE; and advanced technology development and licensing, which we pursue through Nokia Technologies. Each of these businesses is a leader in its respective field.

Nokia 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. //

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