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Shanghai Unicom awards Nokia Siemens Networks five-year maintenance deal


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Shanghai Unicom, the second-largest mobile operator in Shanghai, has awarded a five-year contract for network maintenance services to Nokia Siemens Networks. As a result, the operator aims to provide uninterrupted, high-quality services while reducing operating and maintenance costs across one of the largest cities in China.

Under the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will offer field maintenance* services, covering the base stations, transmission and fixed line networks of China Unicom’s Shanghai branch. Delivery of the services starts in May, 2011. This is the second managed services agreement signed between a China Unicom subsidiary and Nokia Siemens Networks. In October, 2010 it was announced that Anhui Unicom had outsourced field maintenance to the company.

“Shanghai is an important and challenging telecom market because of its sheer size, population and position as the financial hub of the country. Therefore, operators like Shanghai Unicom are increasingly taking the managed services route to optimize their network investments while providing high quality services to their subscribers”, said Cheng Gang, head of the China Unicom customer business team at Nokia Siemens Networks. “Nokia Siemens Networks brings its global managed services experience and multi-vendor network expertise to the fore to support this approach.”
About Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland.


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