Nokia Siemens Networks awarded turnkey contract to accelerate network expansion for Hutchison Telecom Indonesia in Java and Sumatra
Nokia Siemens Networks today announced that it has signed a contract with PT Hutchison CP Telecommunications (‘HCPT’ or ‘Hutchison Telecom Indonesia’) to strengthen HCPT’s GSM/WCDMA network coverage in the islands of Java and Sumatra, and roll out GSM core networks in Kalimantan and Sulawesi. This contract supplements HCPT’s first network contract with Siemens Indonesia in 2005.
Nokia Siemens Networks has built a state-of-the-art GSM/WCDMA radio, core and transmission network in the islands of Java and Sumatra for HCPT. Under the new contract, Nokia Siemens Networks is commissioned to broaden HCPT’s network coverage in both islands, including network planning and implementation of another 2,800 base stations, Release 4 mobile softswitch and Media Gateways. On the services front, Nokia Siemens Networks will also continue with its project management role and provide network management services. To ensure seamless network configuration, Nokia Siemens Networks is also appointed to install the core networks for HCPT in Kalimantan and Sulawesi.
Rajiv Sawhney, President Director of HCPT, said: “This expansion supports the momentum we have built up with the success of our service in addressing the needs of customers. We are confident that Nokia Siemens Networks’ abilities in managing and deploying large-scale networks will enable us to rapidly expand our coverage and launch new services.”
“Nokia Siemens Networks is delighted with the continuing confidence from HCPT. We will ensure our full support for HCPT’s market expansion and service innovation. This agreement is a testimony to our transformation skillset, providing end-to-end managed services and fast, high-quality turnkey deployments,” said Richard Kitts, CBT Head for Hutchison, PT Nokia Siemens Networks. “Our ongoing collaboration with HCPT has allowed us to better understand their needs, and offer a solution that takes them to the next phase of mobile communications and maintain a cost-efficient operation.”
Nokia Siemens Networks will start to deliver its solutions and services on April 2008 and will continue to work with HCPT to accommodate major expansion plans over the next 3 years across all the islands.
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