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Nokia implements Cellular One’s EDGE and AMR to Four Corners region of the United States


Agreement brings EDGE mobile data communications network to remote areas

October 30, 2006 - Irving, TX, USA - Nokia announced it has completed implementation and optimization services for the deployment of Cellular One’s Enhanced Data rates for Global Evolution (EDGE) data and Adaptive Multi-Rate (AMR) voice services to northeast Arizona, northwest New Mexico and southeast Utah.

“We are pleased to have worked with Cellular One to deliver EDGE services to residents of the Four Corners region who were previously unable to enjoy access to advanced data and voice communication,” said Tim Johnson, Vice President, Networks, Nokia. “This agreement builds upon a foundation set by Nokia and Cellular One in this region in 2002 and demonstrates the commitment of both companies to providing customers with an enhanced communications experience.”

The delivery of EDGE services, which increase data transfer speeds, and AMR services, a voice compression technology that improves network efficiency, will allow residents living on Native American reservations in this region to have Internet access for the first time. The agreement upgrades Cellular One’s existing GPRS network investment in the region and will pave the way for new 3G applications and services.

“Nokia has been a valued partner to Cellular One in delivering solutions that provide our customers with high quality mobile voice and data services,” said Richard Watkins, CEO, Cellular One. “Together, we are providing over 60,000 Native American residents in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah with state-of-the-art EDGE services, which will enable rich mobile data communications to a region that has been without it for too long.”

Nokia has been a supplier to Cellular One since 2002, providing Nokia mobile switching, radio access technology, implementation and operational services to build and support Cellular One’s GSM/EDGE network.

Nokia provides a full range of services to assist operators with integration, installation, deployment, optimization and operation of their networks. Nokia’s global service organization offers expertise in systems integration, service management, operations solutions, hosting and managed services.

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