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Nokia wins WCDMA 3G/HSDPA network expansion contract from Taiwan Mobile


Nokia continues as the sole supplier of WCDMA 3G

September 27, 2006 - Espoo, Finland - Nokia extends its existing, exclusive WCDMA 3G network frame agreement with Taiwan Mobile (TWM) to cover the Nokia High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) solution and the new Nokia Flexi WCDMA Base Station. Nokia’s HSDPA is a cost-effective, high performance solution that helps TWM tackle the challenges of providing high speed, quality services with optimized cost of delivery. The modular, high capacity Nokia Flexi WCDMA Base Station enables TWM to make more efficient use of its base station sites, leading to significant site cost savings through reduced site construction work, quick base station installation and decreased power consumption.

Nokia continues as the sole supplier of the WCDMA 3G network for TWM. The contract further strengthens Nokia’s leading position in 3G networks and systems deployment in Taiwan. Nokia will provide TWM with circuit core network expansion, expand the operator’s radio network with 3,000 base stations, and upgrade the network software with HSDPA. Nokia will also optimize the network for TWM. The network continues to be supported by Nokia NetAct(TM) network and service management solution.

“As the first wireless operator to launch 3G services using WCDMA 3G technology in Taiwan, Taiwan Mobile is pleased to continue our cooperation with Nokia to constantly improve our network capability and keep abreast of mobile technology developments for offering the most customer-centric solutions and services,” says Harvey Chang, President and CEO, Taiwan Mobile. “We value our relationship with Nokia and see this as a win-win situation for both companies.”

“We are honored to continue as TWM’s WCDMA 3G supplier. The agreement further underlines our leadership in mobile networks,” says Mike Wang, General Manager, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Networks, Nokia. “We are committed and fully prepared to support TWM in fulfilling the market’s demand for state-of-the-art solutions with a network of high speed, capacity and quality.”

In WCDMA 3G, Nokia has 63 customers to date. High performance Nokia HSPA is a simple software upgrade to Nokia WCDMA networks, thus enabling a fast, cost-effective rollout. Nokia HSPA is made up of two key technologies, HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) and HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access), enabling true mobile broadband with breakthrough data speeds up to 14.4 Mbps in the downlink and up to 5.8 Mbps in the uplink.

Nokia HSDPA offers almost 10-times faster data services than current 3G networks, generating an enhanced service experience. Nokia is a leader in the HSDPA market, with a large number of HSDPA contracts. Many network operators have already opened their HSDPA networks with the Nokia solution.

About Taiwan Mobile
Taiwan Mobile Co., Ltd.(TWM) is Taiwan’s first non-state owned company to receive a GSM 1800 license. TWM was also the first private telecommunications company to go public and the first wireless operator to launch 3G services using Wideband Code-Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) technology. The company aspires to be the best telecommunications services provider in network infrastructure, product offering, technology development and customer services. TWM will continue to strengthen its competitiveness in line with its goal of becoming the most reliable telecommunications operator in Taiwan and to create a paradigm for telecommunications services in the new era.

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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