Nokia on call for 100 million Euro 3G deal

Singapore-based StarHub has awarded Nokia a 100 million Euro contract to supply a complete 3G network, including radio-access and core network equipment and delivery management services.

Singapore-based information communication company StarHub has awarded Nokia a 100 million Euro contract to supply WCDMA 3G network equipment in Singapore.

Under the agreement, Nokia will supply a complete 3G network, including radio-access and core network equipment, and delivery management services including network planning.

‘We congratulate Nokia for having demonstrated that their overall solution is the best choice for StarHub,’ said Mr Chan Kin Hung, Senior Vice President of StarHub Mobile.

Deliveries are slated to start immediately to facilitate a network launch by the end of 2004.

StarHub began its 3G network rollout earlier this year through the acquisition and preparation of transmission sites for its 3G base stations.

‘We have made excellent progress so far by preparing over 66 percent of the base station transmitter sites required for the 2004 rollout target. This means that we will be able to quickly install the 3G equipment for testing and preparing for the network launch,’ added Mr Chan.

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