Nokia to deliver GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks to TeliaSonera

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Frame agreement covers Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Nokia has signed a frame agreement with TeliaSonera for the modernization and upgrade of its existing GSM/GPRS/EDGE Nokia network in the Nordic countries.  Deliveries have already begun and the network upgrade will serve approximately eight million TeliaSonera subscribers in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

"This contract with Nokia will enable us to attain our target of synergy benefits across the TeliaSonera group and grow our business as we evolve to more advanced mobile services," says Lars-Gunnar Johansson, Group Vice President, Corporate Networks & Technology, TeliaSonera.

"We are happy to further strengthen our excellent relationship with TeliaSonera by enabling it to upgrade its networks in order to offer its customers the most advanced mobile multimedia media services and improved user experience," says Jan Lindgren, Vice President, Networks, Nokia.

Under the agreement, Nokia  is supplying its complete GSM, GPRS and EDGE systems.  In addition, it will provide installation and an extensive range of care services including emergency support to maintain the competitiveness of the solution. The services will be provided using Nokia NetAct(TM), the only fully-featured, multi-vendor, multi-technology operations support system on a single platform.

TeliaSonera is the leading telecommunications company in the Nordic and Baltic regions. At the end of December 2003 TeliaSonera had 11,957,000 mobile customers (37,610,000 incl associated companies) and 8,061,000 fixed customers (9,160,000 incl associated companies) and 1,631,000 internet customers (1,691,000 incl associated companies).

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