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Nokia and Siemens demonstrate how to bring networks to life at 3GSM


February 12, 2007 - 3GSM World Congress 2007 Barcelona, Spain/Espoo, Finland/Munich, Germany - At the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, Nokia and Siemens are joining forces under the banner of the future Nokia Siemens Networks to present numerous innovative live demonstrations that show how operators and other service providers can bring fixed, mobile or converged networks to life for both consumers and businesses. Nokia Siemens Networks is a planned new company into which Nokia and Siemens intend to merge the Networks Business Group of Nokia and the carrier related operations of Siemens. The planned merger to create Nokia Siemens Networks is expected to close in the first quarter 2007.

The convergence of fixed and mobile communications is spawning new services that are transforming the way people live, work and play. Nokia Siemens Networks will be one of the companies at the forefront of this transformation, working to enable exciting services for everyone, anywhere, anytime.

At 3GSM, representatives of the future Nokia Siemens Networks will give hands-on demonstrations of today’s most compelling solutions for increasing personal enjoyment and productivity. Visitors to the Nokia Siemens Networks stand can experience for themselves a wide variety of music and video Personal Infotainment services, including:

- Mobile TV, using both broadcast (DVB-H) and unicast media-on-demand technologies to deliver TV programming to mobile devices.
- IPTV, which makes it easy for consumers to enjoy IP-based real-time home entertainment and communication services, including integrated video telephony and video sharing based on the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and Service Delivery Framework (SDF).
- Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS), showing a more efficient future for services such as podcasting and TV streaming using cellular access and mobile devices.
- Music solution providing a piracy-proof online boutique for music downloading, streaming and ring-back tones, available regardless of access method used.

Visitors to the stand can also learn how Rich Communication can generate true value for communities through personalized services. End-to-end Rich Communication services combine sophisticated multimedia communication with “presence” and “availability” info to boost revenue growth and customer loyalty for service providers. The two companies are also illustrating the role of developer programs in stimulating the growth of this market.

Because the business community forms a high ARPU (average revenue per user) customer segment, operators can boost their bottom line by offering hosted services targeted at corporate power users. At 3GSM, Nokia and Siemens will be showing Enterprise Communications solutions - including operator-hosted solutions -- that are made to order for cost-conscience enterprises looking to use mobile communications to optimize their business processes. Among the solutions on display are:

- Converged enterprise services, including voice call continuity over IMS.
- Valued added services for fieldworkers, including intelligent SMS text messaging (iSMS) and Push to talk over Cellular (PoC).
- An operator hosted business communication solution for access-agnostic PBX services.

Representatives of the future Nokia Siemens Networks will also be showing the key technology building blocks behind these revenue-generating services. Visitors can see demos of best-of-breed broadband solutions that meet the growing demand for data on the move, as well as network & resource control and transport solutions that significantly drive down operational costs. Among the “technology champions” on display are:

- High capacity multi-radio base stations, optimizing and reducing the number of required sites.
- HSUPA, making true mobile broadband a reality.
- Long Term Evolution (LTE), spotlighting the migration of networks beyond 3G.
- Indoor radio coverage, bringing mobile broadband indoors.
- End-to-end mobile WiMAX, a viable option for building cost-efficient data overlay networks for operators without a WCDMA 3G license or those who want to migrate their CDMA network.
- “Flat architecture” HSPA, the latest evolutionary step towards LTE employing a simplified network design to deliver high data rates at lower costs.
- Intelligent peer-to-peer traffic control, essential for making the most of Web 2.0 opportunities while maintaining quality of service for delay-sensitive services such as VoIP and Mobile TV.
- Service Delivery Framework to streamline the pre-integration of best-of-breed solutions in networks, reducing time-to-market and increasing time-in-market.
- Operation Support Systems (OSS), which can help manage the complexity of fixed, mobile or converged networks, but also generate new revenue streams, for example, by applying network usage data to create a service for providing real-time highway traffic information.
- Next Gen Metro and Carrier Ethernet platforms to increase the mobile backhaul capacity that is crucial for network performance and the future needs of high-bandwidth mobile applications.

Representatives of the future Nokia Siemens Networks will also be showcasing opportunities for evolving both mobile and fixed networks towards a converged network offering. Visitors can see how operators can modernize their networks to meet consumers’ and enterprises’ needs by using a customer centric approach to billing, charging and care services, and by deploying evolved access technologies -- such as a system to translate ATM, TDM and IP protocols to Carrier Ethernet, as well as a broadband solutions that use VDSL2 to stream HDTV to TVs or to cost-effectively provide alternative access to the core network over Carrier Ethernet.

All this and more can be experienced at the Nokia Siemens Networks stand in Hall 8 at 3GSM.

The planned merger to create Nokia Siemens Networks is expected to close in the first quarter of 2007, subject to previously announced closing conditions.

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.

About Siemens
Siemens (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electrical engineering and electronics. The company has around 475,000 employees (incl. discontinued operations) working to develop and manufacture products, design and install complex systems and projects, and tailor a wide range of services for individual requirements. Siemens provides innovative technologies and comprehensive know-how to benefit customers in over 190 countries. Founded more than 155 years ago, the company focuses on the areas of Information and Communications, Automation and Control, Power, Transportation, Medical, and Lighting. In fiscal year 2006 (ended September 30), Siemens had sales of €87.3 billion and net income of €3.033 billion, according to U.S. GAAP.

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