Nokia announces $150 million contract with TELUS to deploy next-generation IP broadband access network
Nokia enhancing TELUS’s broadband capabilities with cutting edge broadband network equipment and installation services
September 11, 2006 - Broadband World Forum Americas, Vancouver, British Columbia - TELUS has awarded Nokia a three-year, $150 million contract to provide integration and installation services for the rapid deployment of TELUS’s next-generation IP broadband access network in Canada.
The agreement supports TELUS’s announced $600 million investment in broadband network infrastructure to pave the way for exciting emerging IP applications including high definition TELUS TV. The agreement covers integration, installation and deployment services.
“TELUS is committed to delivering innovative solutions to our residential and business clients that unleash the power of the Internet,” said Joe Grech, TELUS executive vice-president of Network Operations. “Our cooperation with Nokia, an international leader in deploying cutting-edge technology, complements our workforce and will enable TELUS to significantly accelerate the construction of our broadband infrastructure.”
Today’s announcement follows the November 2005 agreement that TELUS would use Nokia broadband infrastructure equipment to build and support its next-generation IP broadband access network. Equipment included the Nokia D500 IP DSLAM (Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer) multiservice broadband access platform, equipped with ADSL2+ technology that provides both multi-megabit bandwidth per customer and enhanced coverage of broadband services for end users when compared with earlier DSL technologies.
“In the past year, Nokia’s broadband business has experienced continued success and contributed to our overall leadership and vision in convergence - our cooperation with TELUS marks an important milestone in this growth,” said Mikko Lavanti, Vice President, Networks, Nokia. “We look forward to working with TELUS’s team and contributing Nokia’s expertise in rapid deployment to ensure broadband services, like TELUS TV, are delivered to the market as efficiently and quickly as possible.”
Nokia’s broadband access solutions include both broadband and narrowband technologies. These broadband solutions provide innovative, cost-effective, secure, and reliable high-speed broadband access solutions to fixed network providers serving both business and residential markets. The Nokia D500 is a full service broadband access platform supporting multiple variants of xDSL, protocols such as IP multicasting and SIP, and applications such as IPTV, video downloads/streaming, convergence applications, and also voice services (POTS). Additionally, Nokia has a strong portfolio of services to assist operators with integration, installation, deployment, optimization and operation of their networks. Nokia’s global service organization positions Nokia in services growth areas such as systems integration, service management, operations solutions, hosting and managed services.
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.
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