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Telefónica Móviles Panamá chose Nokia to build its GSM radio and GPRS network


January 03, 2007 - Espoo, Finland - Telefónica Móviles Panamá, which operates under the movistar brand, has chosen Nokia to build its GSM radio and GPRS network, thus continuing its commitment to pioneer in delivering the best and most advanced technology to its clients. The network will cover the whole country, and enable the operator to offer mobile data and voice services to movistar clients.

Under the agreement, Nokia delivers a GSM radio network with Nokia base stations and base station controllers, as well as a GPRS network. Nokia will also implement the Adaptive Multi Rate (AMR) service, which is a voice compression technology that improves network efficiency, in order to improve voice quality and capacity in the network.

To support the evolution of the GSM network, Nokia provides management services, project implementation, maintenance services and training to optimize the network performance. The system is supported by the multi-vendor, multi-technology Nokia NetAct(TM) network and service management system.

“Without any doubt, having Nokia implement and optimize our GSM network allows Telefónica Móviles Panamá to offer the Panamanian market the most modern network in the country. Key to the fast growth in our market are top-quality services and efficiency,” says Amaru Chávez, Vice President of Technology at Telefónica Móviles Panamá.

“This agreement reinforces our growing cooperation with Telefónica in Latin America. We are committed to continue our successful relationship to increasingly satisfy the communication’s needs of the Panamanians, allowing technology to make their lives easier,” says James O’Brien, Account Director, Networks, Nokia.

About Telefónica
Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world in terms of market capitalisation. Its activities are centered mainly on the fixed and mobile telephony businesses with broadband as the key tool for the development of both.

The company has a significant presence in 23 countries and a customer base that amounts 196 million accesses around the world. Telefonica has a strong presence in Spain, Europe and Latin America, where the company focuses an important part of its growth strategy.

Telefónica is a 100% listed company, with more than 1.5 million direct shareholders. Its share capital currently comprises 4,921,130,397 ordinary shares traded on the Spanish Stock Market (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia) and on those in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo, New York, Lima, Buenos Aires and São Paulo.

About Nokia
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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