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Movistar chooses Nokia’s MSC Server System in Ecuador


February 06, 2006, Espoo, Finland - Nokia has won a new MSC Server System (MSS) contract with Telefónica Móviles Ecuador, which operates under the movistar brand, to enable more cost efficient voice service. Telefónica’s subsidiary in Ecuador marks a new customer for Nokia and strengthens cooperation with Telefónica Móviles.

“To have Nokia’s great technology in our server system will be key in the progress of Telefónica Móviles in Ecuador. This is a great alliance,” says Alberto Sandoval, CEO, Telefónica Móviles Ecuador"

The contract includes the Nokia mobile softswitch solution, the MSC Server System, which is compliant with the 3GPP Release 4 standard. Nokia is also supplying Nokia NetAct (TM) network and service management system. In addition, the contract includes planning, implementation, optimization and training services. The deliveries have already begun and the system is in full use.

“We are very pleased to extend our good relationship with Telefónica Móviles to Ecuador and to see their confidence in our mobile softswitch solution,” says Guillermo Mairena, Account Director, Networks, Nokia. “Together we will continue to enhance mobile services in Ecuador.”

The Nokia MSC Server upgrades operators’ circuit core networks for 3G expansion and IP-based technologies, optimizes GSM networks, and reduces the costs of operating mobile networks. Nokia is a leader in the 3GPP Release 4 mobile softswitch market with over 80 customers to date for the Nokia MSC Server.

About Telefónica Móviles, S.A.
Telefónica Móviles is one of the world’s largest mobile operators and the leading cellular company in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking markets. The company has operations in 15 countries across three continents and a customer base that totaled more than 89 million at September 30, 2005. During 2004, Telefónica Móviles obtained revenues of 11.828 billion euros, or 17.5% more than in 2003. EBITDA rose 5.3% in the year, to 4.701 billion euros, while net profit totaled 1.634 billion euros. Telefónica Móviles shares trade on the Spanish stock exchanges and the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TEM.

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