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Russia's MTS to Upgrade LTE Network in Moscow

Nokia Siemens Networks says that it has won an LTE network expansion contract from Russia’s MTS covering the Moscow and Central Russia regions.

Nokia Siemens Networks will be the sole supplier of FDD LTE radio access, IP core network equipment and services.

The LTE network will operate on both the 1800Mhz and 2.6Ghz frequency bands.

“In 2012, we launched our TDD LTE network. By adding FDD LTE, we will be able to take full advantage of our spectrum allocation, provide higher capacity, and deliver the superior data experience that our subscribers deserve.” said Andrey Ushatskiy, vice-president and CTO of MTS Group.

Under the three-year contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will upgrade the existing Single RAN platform. The company will also deploy its NetAct network management system for consolidated configuration, monitoring and network optimization.

Financial terms were not disclosed. Deployment of the upgrades are scheduled to start in the third-quarter of this year.

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