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Vinaphone provides 3G to 5M Vietnam users

Posted: 07 Dec 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Vietnam mobile service? 3G? broadband?

Vietnam mobile phone service provider Vinaphone is undertaking a capacity expansion for its core network. It has appointed Nokia Siemens Networks as its partner for the expansion that will allow the Vietnam telco to provide 3G-enabled mobile broadband services to more than five million subscribers.

"While mobile data delivery is still in its formative stage, the country's rapidly growing youth market is driving the demand for cutting edge services," said Hoang Trung Hai, standing deputy director at Vinaphone. "All eyes are on 3G to unleash the power of high speed data delivery on users' handsets and we want to be at the forefront of this revolution."

To prepare its network for the 3G opportunity, Vinaphone will undertake a core network expansion using Nokia Siemens Networks' packet core solutions, which enable a cost effective network expansion. To ensure timely and smooth network modernization, the contract covers a full range of Services including project management, network planning, implementation, and competence development services and support during the warranty period.

"We faced aggressive competition in the form of free of cost proposals offered by our peers," noted Krittika Mahattanakul, head of Asia North, Nokia Siemens Networks. "However, there is no denying our supremacy in packet core implementationshaving just crossed the 500 million subscriber landmark in such deployments, Vinaphone recognized the significance of opting for us."

Nokia Siemens Networks will also modernize Vinaphone's existing 2G radio access network for 3G rollout. It will implement NetAct which has been expanded to manage new network elements, to provide a centralized view of network resources and services.

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