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NSN wins LTE deal from VimpelCom in Russia

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VimpelCom and Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) have signed a definitive five-year agreement. As part of the deal, NSN will facilitate the rolling out of 4G/ Long Term Evolution (LTE) radio access networks in the central region of Russia, Siberia, South and most of the Volga and Ural regions.

Under the five-year agreement, NSN will deliver, install and integrate LTE radio access equipment. The company will also provide rollout services for the implementation and commissioning of 4G mobile broadband services.

NSN will implement its Single RAN advanced platform built around the high-capacity Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station. The company will also provide its NetAct network management system to enable consolidated configuration, monitoring and optimization of VimpelCom's network resources and services.

In addition, NSN will deliver its comprehensive professional services, including network planning, optimization and implementation, in order to ensure rapid and reliable deployment of the LTE network, as well as its ongoing care services.

"We are delighted by this latest milestone in our successful cooperation with VimpelCom, which includes outsourcing projects," said Kristina Tikhonova, head of Region East at NSN. He added, "With this project, NSN will build an overlay LTE network that will significantly increase mobile data speeds in the respective regions and offer end users an overall improved communications experience." 

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