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Nokia and CTi Móvil sign expansion deal for GSM/EDGE networks in Argentina


Project delivers the first Release 4 MSC Server to Argentina, enabling CTI Móvil’s future transition into 3G in one of the fastest growing markets globally.

Espoo, Finland - Nokia and CTi Móvil Argentina have signed a deal for the expansion of GSM/EDGE networks to Argentina, including large investments to all regions of the country. The expansions are to be implemented before end of 2005, and deliveries have already begun.

In this latest expansion with Nokia, CTi Móvil, part of the América Móvil group, will increase its GSM/EDGE capacity to serve massive subscriber growth. The expansion will also improve the quality of service, as CTi Móvil has set the highest targets for the standard of quality for its subscribers. CTi Móvil continues its investments into 2006, and Nokia is fully committed to support CTi Móvil in its objective to continue providing the highest quality mobile services in Argentina.

In addition to GSM/EDGE radio technology, Nokia is supplying the latest 3GPP Release 4 MSC Server mobile softswitching technology. This is the first Release 4 MSC Server delivery to Argentina, and prepares the CTI Móvil network for the entry of 3G technology. Nokia will also provide a wide range of services, including project management, and implementation, planning and optimization services for fast rollout of the network expansion. Also included are care, hardware and training services, as well as operations support services to keep the solution running at peak performance. The system is supported by the Nokia NetAct(TM), the only fully featured, multi-vendor, multi-technology operations support system on a single platform.

The implementation of the most modern switching technology has so far been carried out in the regions of Buenos Aires, Neuquen, Junin, Rosario, San Vicente and Cordoba as the first steps toward rolling out this technology all over Argentina.

Nokia remains the main supplier of GSM/EDGE radio network equipment to CTi Móvil Argentina, and also delivers the latest switching technology to CTI Móvil’s networks in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, including also the Nokia MSC Server to Paraguay.

“We are delighted to continue our successful cooperation with CTi Móvil in supporting its tremendous investment project into Argentina, one of the most dynamic markets in Latin America,” says Fernando Terni, Vice President, Latin America, Networks, Nokia. “This expansion is further evidence of América Móvil group’s faith in Nokia’s ability to deploy and implement GSM/EDGE equipment of the highest standard.”

About CTi Móvil
CTi Móvil is the first mobile telephony compamy in Argentina with nationwide coverage. The company is a 100% subsidy of América Móvil S.A, the main supplier of wireless services in Latin America with operations in various countries of the American continent and more than 61 million subscribers.

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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