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Nokia Networks, SmarTone bring LTE to one of the world's most densely populated regions, Macau

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  • Nokia Networks sole supplier of radio and core network infrastructure
  • Professional services expertise enables November 2015 commercial launch of high-speed data services

Macau - 11 November 2015

SmarTone, a leader in mobile communications in Macau, has commissioned Nokia Networks to upgrade its existing 3G network to 4G LTE. In the scope of the 5-year contract, Nokia Networks is planning and deploying the operator's 4G LTE network in one of the world's densest traffic areas. Macau residents and tourists can benefit from superior mobile broadband connectivity with comprehensive coverage, capacity and quick Internet response times.

Nokia Networks' multi-layer optimization services will ensure seamless interaction between different technologies (2G, 3G, LTE) and frequency layers for the best customer experience, while its systems integration expertise will allow for a smooth migration of data to the new Subscriber Data Management platform, facilitating the rapid launch of new services in the future.

Nokia Networks' project management expertise and best practice gained from around the world enable the commercial launch for SmarTone in November 2015.

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Patrick Chan, Chief Executive Officer, SmarTone Macau, said: "As a customer-centric company, we have been delivering outstanding experiences to our customers in 3G and will do the same in 4G LTE. As we are evolving our network infrastructure to address future capacity requirements, our longstanding partner Nokia Networks helps us seamlessly migrate to a 4G LTE network to provide our customers in Macau with an enhanced mobile broadband experience."

Michael Shieh, Head of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau Sub-region, Nokia Networks, said: "We are proud to be working with SmarTone on its journey to ultra-fast LTE-based broadband connectivity, having already helped the operator build its 2G and 3G networks. Our services experts can meet the challenges of such a high-volume traffic area and are supporting this journey throughout, from the planning phase through system integration and implementation, and also with network maintenance and staff training."

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TAGS: Coverage, LTE, Macau, network capacity, network quality, Nokia Networks, services, services expertise, SmarTone.    

About SmarTone
SmarTone is a leader in mobile communications in Macau, providing voice, multimedia and data services through its GSM/3G/HSPA+ network with quality and ubiquitous coverage over all of Macau.

SmarTone's goal is to create and deliver unbeatable and more valuable experiences to targeted customer segments with superior network performance, proprietary services and unrivalled customer care.

SmarTone believes that people have the power to make each day better than the last. Leveraging on its parent company's leadership in service development and technology innovations in Hong Kong, SmarTone Macau provides a wide range of compelling service propositions to empower its customers to do more, enjoy more and be more.

SmarTone is a subsidiary of SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Limited (0315.HK) which is itself a subsidiary of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (0016.HK), both of which are listed on stock exchange in Hong Kong. www.smartone.com/mo/en   

About Nokia
By focusing on the human possibilities of technology, Nokia embraces the connected world to help people thrive. Our three businesses are leaders in their fields: Nokia Networks provides broadband infrastructure, software and services; HERE provides mapping, navigation and location intelligence; and Nokia Technologies provides advanced technology development and licensing. www.nokia.com  

Nokia Networks, which provides broadband infrastructure, software and services, operates at the forefront of our industry. From the first ever call on GSM to the first call on LTE, we have set the pace of innovation, a record that continues with future technologies such as 5G. Together with our operator customers, who serve close to 5 billion subscribers, we are embracing the opportunity of the connected world and helping to solve its challenges.
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