iWireless Selects Nokia Networks for LTE

iWireless-selects-Nokia-Networks-for-LTEiWireless, a regional wireless provider in Iowa, eastern Nebraska and western Illinois has selected Nokia Networks for LTE.

Nokia Networks will modernize iWireless’ existing 2G and 3G network and build an end-to-end LTE infrastructure. This will enable iWireless to achieve technology parity with T-Mobile and other major US operators and help customers to enjoy advanced communication services with improved capacity and data speed.

Nokia Networks is the sole supplier of iWireless’ end-to-end radio and core solution for its 2G and 3G network. The new contract maintains Nokia Networks’ exclusive position for all of iWireless’ network elements.

Under the new contract, Nokia Networks will provide: Single RAN Advanced platform based on Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station for 2G, 3G and LTE; Evolved Packet Core network, including Flexi Network Server and Flexi Network Gateway, to upgrade current packet core for LTE; Nokia’s Subscriber Data Management system based on One-NDS, HLR and HSS platforms; and Global Services including network implementation, planning and optimization as well as a full set of Care Services for a high quality, high availability network.

Craven Shumaker, president and CEO of iWireless said, “Nokia Networks’ innovative solutions and expertise, coupled with the fact that they have been a long standing partner, make them the ideal choice as our technology evolution supplier. Nokia Networks’ innovation is second to none and allows us to use iWireless’ existing network and hardware. This will provide a smooth modernization and transition to LTE, enabling us to meet our customers’ growing demand for data with a reliable and faster user experience.”

Ricky Corker, executive vice president, North America, Nokia Networks said, “We’re pleased to extend our relationship with iWireless. Nokia Networks’ technology and services expertise will enable iWireless to modernize its network and deploy LTE with minimal intrusion, transforming their network to LTE in the most optimal, cost effective way.”

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