Nokia Siemens Networks says that it has won a LTE contract from Japan’s Softbank Mobile. Softbank Mobile expects to offer LTE services in autumn 2012.
Under a separate contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will also expand Softbank Mobile’s HSPA+ network to enable new services using the recently allocated 900 MHz frequency band.
Nokia Siemens Networks will deploy its Flexi Multiradio Base Station for both Softbank Mobile’s FDD-LTE network and HSPA+ network expansion. It will also provide optimized backhaul transport with its FlexiPacket Microwave platform.
Support services for Softbank Mobile’s LTE network deployment include network implementation and system integration, while for the HSPA+ network expansion, Nokia Siemens Networks will also provide site acquisition, making it a turnkey project.
Nokia Siemens Networks will also update its network management system NetAct to enable consolidated monitoring, management and optimization of the operator’s LTE and HSPA+ networks.
Financial details were not disclosed.