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Nokia wins GSM expansion deal with O2 in Germany


July 07, 2005

Espoo, Finland - Nokia has won a GSM expansion deal with O2 in Germany. Nokia will supply its Base Station Subsystem (BSS) infrastructure to expand coverage in O2 Germany’s GSM network in Northern, Western and Eastern Germany.

Under the agreement, Nokia delivers to O2 its UltraSite base stations, Nokia BSC3i base station controllers, the Nokia NetAct(TM) network and service management system as well as related delivery and care services, including help desk, software maintenance, emergency support and hardware repair services. The agreement covers the next four years of BSS rollouts and deliveries are ongoing.

“We chose Nokia because of our strong long-term relationship, good cooperation with the local Nokia team, as well as Nokia’s proven technology leadership,” said Charly Rohrsen, Chief Technical Officer, O2 Germany.

“With this agreement we are pleased to continue our long-term cooperation with O2 Germany. The Nokia UltraSite base station provides O2 the ability to enhance its coverage. Moreover, the Nokia UltraSite is upgradable to future 3G services,” said Richard Kitts, General Manager, Head of O2 Customer Business Team, Networks, Nokia.

O2 (Germany) GmbH & Co. OHG, a subsidiary of O2 plc, offers its post-pay and pre-pay customers almost blanket GSM-coverage through their own mobile communications network and a roaming agreement with T-Mobile. Moreover the company provides innovative mobile data services on the basis of GPRS and UMTS technology. O2 plc has 24 million customers in the UK, Ireland and Germany.

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