DiGi Telecommunications selects Siemens as technology partner for 3G network in Malaysia
Munich, Feb 7, 2006, DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd in Malaysia announced that it has awarded Siemens Communications a letter of intent to be the equipment and service provider for the initial phase of its nationwide 3G network. The frame contract covers the upgrade of DiGi’s existing network with W-CDMA and HSDPA, as well as maintenance, operation and management of its 3G network.
DiGi announced earlier a capital expenditure allocation of between 170 and 200 million euros for 2006, which includes upgrading its existing network and startup of the 3G network. “This letter of intent is one of the first steps in our preparation for 3G. Today, we are providing a very wide range of content services. We want to be able to do more and significantly expand Malaysia’s local content community”, said Morten Lundal, CEO of DiGi Telecommunications Sdn. Bhd.
“We are very pleased to have been selected by an innovative provider like DiGi Telecommunications. Apart from the network Siemens will also be supporting DiGi with interesting applications such as mobile gaming, while enhancing existing applications with location and presence technology”, said Christoph Caselitz, President of Mobile Networks at Siemens Communications.
Siemens is one of the leading providers of 3G technology. According to the Multimedia Research Institute in Tokyo, over 90% of the world’s 3G subscribers are communicating with 3G network technology from Siemens/NEC.
DiGi is a leading mobile communications company in Malaysia providing a comprehensive range of affordable, convenient and easy to use wireless services to simplify and enrich the lives of its customers. DiGi has established its presence as a leader in voice and data prepaid services with a number of firsts that have set industry benchmarks for creativity and innovation. These services are offered in Malaysia under the DiGi Prepaid brand name. Its postpaid service under the DiGi Postpaid and DiGi Business deliver high quality voice as well as value-added mobile content and data services to both individual and corporate customers.
More about DiGi at http://www.digi.com.my
About Siemens Communications
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.
More about Siemens Communications at http://www.siemens.com/communications
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