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Globalive Wireless selects Nokia Siemens Networks for multi-million dollar 3G network roll out in Canada


Canadian subscribers to benefit from high speed telecom services at lower costs

Globalive Wireless Management Corp., Canada’s newest wireless network, is building a Greenfield 3G network to address the growing demand for next generation telecom services in Canada.

“Globalive Wireless will offer consumers a wireless customer experience and value proposition not previously available in Canada,” said Ken Campbell, Chief Executive Officer, Globalive Wireless. “For this, we need the robust and future-ready technology infrastructure offered by Nokia Siemens Networks. Their leading network technology solutions will provide for a lean operational model, a key benefit of building a new Canadian telecommunications company from the ground up rather than having to work through legacy platforms. We will be able to direct these cost savings to Canadians as one part of our overall value offering.”

Under the turnkey contract, the network rollout will be based on an advanced and cost-effective Build-Operate-Transfer solution (BOT) which will enable Globalive to offer new, high-quality consumer services quickly. Nokia Siemens Networks will provide Globalive with hardware and software such as the future proof, LTE-compliant Flexi Multimode Base Station, Radio Network Controller, and Network Management and Service Assurance Operating Support Systems, along with a range of services including turnkey site acquisition and construction, network integration and implementation, optimization and managed services.

Commenting on the win, Sue Spradley, head of North America, Nokia Siemens Networks, said, “Expanding Nokia Siemens Networks’ footprint in North America is a clear goal for our company, which has been evident in our recent bid for certain wireless assets at Nortel. We recognize the importance of adding jobs in Canada, contributing to the country’s leadership in wireless innovation and creating an opportunity for economic stimulus by building new communications networks. Given Globalive’s position as a new operator in Canada, this deal enables both our companies to accomplish all of these goals as we enhance the country’s communications service capabilities.”

With this contract, Nokia Siemens Networks now offers its products and services to four wireless service providers in Canada.


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