Tele2 opts for Siemens 3G

Swedish mobile operator Tele2 has commissioned the Siemens Communications Group to install and maintain a split architecture core network.


The Swedish mobile operator Tele2 is upgrading its existing 2G and 3G core networks in Sweden to a combined 2G/3G core network for voice and data with Siemens technology.



In a framework agreement, Tele2 has commissioned the Siemens Communications Group to install and maintain a split architecture core network. This new technology will lower the operator’s administrative and operating costs and prepare the network for the growing number of 3G subscribers.



Siemens will deliver a new 3GPP R4 compliant split-architecture core network, consisting of switch servers and media gateways to Tele2 in Sweden.



By 2007, Tele2’s traffic from two wireless access networks in Sweden, the Tele2 GSM network and the joint Tele2/TeliaSonera UMTS network, will be processed via this new core system.



By merging the GSM and UMTS subscribers into a converged Siemens core network, the operator will have less interfaces and nodes in the network. This will lower his administrative and operating costs and increase the efficiency of providing voice and data applications.


‘With this order, Tele2 is setting the stage now for the mobile network of the next generation in Sweden. As a result, Tele2 is excellently prepared to meet new challenges, including the tougher competitive climate among mobile communications providers,’ said Christoph Caselitz, President of Mobile Networks at Siemens Communications.