Nokia Siemens Networks says that it has won a LTE rollout contract from Singapore's StarHub, which will be refarming its 1800MHz GSM band to carry LTE services.
The first phase of StarHub's LTE network is expected to go live by the end of 2012, covering key business areas. As part of the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will also modernize StarHub's GSM network.
Nokia Siemens Networks will provide StarHub its Single RAN platform which will enable StarHub to run GSM and LTE concurrently on the 1800 MHz band. The company will also provide its Evolved Packet Core platform including Flexi NS (Network Server) and Flexi NG (Network Gateway).
In addition, Nokia Siemens Networks will provide software for personalized customer experience management, including Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) and One-NDS subscriber data management (SDM).
Nokia Siemens Networks will also upgrade its NetAct network management system to enable a consolidated and effective monitoring, management and optimization of StarHub's LTE and GSM networks.
Support services from Nokia Siemens Networks include network implementation, consulting for PCRF, and full set of hardware and software care services including spare part management, emergency support, software maintenance and third-party software support.
Financial terms were not disclosed.