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MegaFon selects Nokia Networks to build its 4G LTE network

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  • Seven-year deal covers 4G LTE radio access equipment
  • Subscribers in Moscow, Central and Caucasus regions will be first to enjoy LTE network services

Moscow, Russia - 11 March 2015

MegaFon has signed a contract with Nokia Networks to upgrade the operator's nationwide network in Russia. Under this 7-year deal, a 4G network based on the company's Single RAN (radio access network) technology will be built in order to benefit from greater capacity, higher data rates and low latency.

Super-fast performance
4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) enables better resource utilization and low latency in MegaFon's network.  Subscribers will benefit from video sharing and other multimedia applications with almost immediate response time and state-of-the-art services such as HD video.

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Solution details at a glance

  • To implement MegaFon's LTE network, Nokia Networks will provide its Single RAN Advanced platform, based on the Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station
  • Nokia NetAct network management system will be updated to ensure consolidated configuration, monitoring, management and optimization of the operator's network

Evgueny Chermashentsev, Director for Infrastructure at MegaFon, said: "The cooperation with Nokia Networks in our 4G network deployment and upgrade is a reaffirmation of MegaFon's commitment to deliver best-in-class services and fastest mobile Internet to our subscribers. We are confident that Nokia Networks will help us to make our 4G network even faster and to enhance network availability and quality."

Kristina Tikhonova, Head of East region at Nokia Networks, said: "We will ensure that MegaFon is able to turn its vision into reality. As always, we will leverage our capabilities and expertise to help MegaFon to step up to the next level of mobile broadband and offer superior services to Russian citizens."

Did you know?
Nokia Networks supplies LTE to 9 of the 10 largest operators globally (by LTE subscriptions). The company has deployed LTE on all major frequency bands and currently has 170 commercial references.

Click here for a photo of Nokia's Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station.

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Tags: LTE, MegaFon, Russia, Nokia Networks, mobile broadband, customer experience

About MegaFon
MegaFon OJSC is a leading Russian integrated telecommunication service provider, operating in all segments of the telecommunications markets in Russia, and in the Republics of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Tajikistan. MegaFon is a recognized market leader in the provision of mobile data services, was the first operator in Russia to launch commercial operation of a third generation (3G) network and was the first operator in the world to launch commercial operation of an LTE-Advanced (4G) data network. MegaFon is traded on the Moscow Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange under the symbol MFON. Additional information about MegaFon and the products and services provided by MegaFon can be found at http://www.megafon.ru/

About Nokia
Nokia invests in technologies important in a world where billions of devices are connected. We are focused on three businesses: network infrastructure software, hardware and services, which we offer through Nokia Networks; location intelligence, which we provide through HERE; and advanced technology development and licensing, which we pursue through Nokia Technologies. Each of these businesses is a leader in its respective field.

Nokia Networks is the world's specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world's most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly. http://networks.nokia.com/ / http://company.nokia.com

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Nokia Networks
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MegaFon
Aliya Beketova, press secretary
Phone: +7 (926) 721-50-03
E-mail: Aliya.Beketova@MegaFon.ru

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