Siemens wins turnkey contract to extend Polkomtel’s 2G/3G network
Munich, Aug 30, 2006 - The Polish operator Polkomtel S.A. has commissioned Siemens Communications to manage its 2G and 3G networks roll out. Starting in October 2006, Siemens will have full responsibility for managing the design, development and implementation of the GSM and W-CDMA networks in the southern, eastern and central regions of Poland - including Warsaw. The contract is set to run for three years.
Polkomtel S.A., Warsaw, has commissioned Siemens to deliver a turnkey solution covering the installation of second- and third-generation base stations and the modernization of the existing radio network in the southern, eastern and central regions of Poland and in the capital city of Warsaw.
Siemens will manage the 2G and 3G radio network expansion in a turnkey project covering everything from the acquisition of appropriate real estate, procurement of the required permits, project implementation and the coordination of deliveries, right through to supervision during the building phase and network installation.
“We know Siemens as experienced and stable partner in the area of services and construction of telecommunications networks. Choosing Siemens as our strategic partner for this turnkey outsourcing project will enable us to expand our geographic coverage on a cost-effective basis,” commented Thomas Eberle, Board Member and Technical Director of Polkomtel S.A.
“The frame contract will allow Polkomtel to concentrate on value-added services for its customers and open up new ways of further increasing its subscriber base,” added Christoph Caselitz, President of Mobile Networks at Siemens Communications.
Siemens is one of the leading mobile network infrastructure and services providers in Poland. Three out of four mobile operators in Poland currently offer mobile communication via a Siemens telecommunications infrastructure, while some 30 million subscribers throughout the country use a mobile infrastructure likewise based on Siemens technology.
Polkomtel S.A. is the operator of Plus mobile network launched in 1996 and available to 99% of the population of Poland on 98% of the country’s territory. Currently the network has over ten million users.
Since the beginning of its operations Plus has been a pioneer in launching on the Polish market state-of-the-art technological and data communication solutions. Plus customers were the first in Poland to have access to high speed data transmission (HSCSD) and packet data transmission (GPRS and EDGE) as well as a full range of services based on advanced mobile technologies, including UMTS. Plus network offers the most extensive at present 3G technology coverage in Poland.
Plus is the leader of business mobile telephony in Poland. Its customers include enterprises and institutions which are major players in the Polish economy.
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The Siemens Communications Group is one of the largest players in the global telecommunications industry. The company offers a full-line portfolio of innovative solutions for voice and data communication. Its comprehensive offerings range from devices right through to complex network infrastructures and services for wireless, fixed and enterprise networks. It is the largest Group within the Siemens organization and operates in more than 160 countries around the world. In fiscal 2005 (September 30), its 54,500-strong workforce posted sales of over 13 billion euros. The new company Nokia Siemens Networks is expected to start operations by January 1, 2007, subject to customary regulatory approvals, the completion of standard closing conditions, and the agreement of a number of detailed implementation steps.
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