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Correction to remove references to EDGE ** Vodafone Italy chooses Nokia MSC Server for 2G and 3G network evolution

Nokia and Vodafone Omnitel N.V. in Italy have signed an agreement to upgrade Vodafone Italy’s core network for GSM and WCDMA 3G with Nokia’s MSC Server System. The MSC Server System brings improved efficiency in the core network for the delivery of voice minutes by reducing floor space occupancy and optimizing investments for mobile networks evolution. Vodafone becomes one of the first operators to deploy a 3GPP Release 4 MSC Server Systems in its commercial network.

Volume deployments have started following a successful testing period with commercial live GSM and WCDMA traffic.

Nokia is leading the market in the volume availability of 3GPP Release 4 architecture and is the only vendor able to provide full 3GPP Release 4 support for both GSM and WCDMA 3G.

“We are pleased to continue supporting Vodafone Italy in modernizing its network to meet the needs of the future,” says Christian Fredrikson, Vice President, Networks, Nokia. “The Nokia MSC Server supports future network architectures as well as existing GSM and WCDMA services, making it an ideal basis for voice services in networks today and tomorrow.”

The Nokia MSC Server Solution is the new voice core solution for 2G and 3G networks. Specified in 3GPP Release 4, the Nokia MSC Server Solution upgrades the operator’s circuit core network for 3G expansion and IP-based technologies, as well as optimizes GSM networks. It enables operators to concentrate call control to large centers, while distributing switching functions to locations close to traffic hot spots — reducing the cost of building and operating mobile networks.

Both GSM and WCDMA services can be offered in the same network elements without limitations, which means that migration to combined GSM/WCDMA networks can be accomplished cost-efficiently.

The MSC Server is also the first architecture to enable a safe and standardized way to implement carrier-grade Voice over IP protocol (VoIP) service in mobile core networks.

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Notes to the editor:

The Nokia MSC Server Solution is the new voice core solution for 2G and 3G. It is based on open standards and is specified in 3GPP Rel-4. It is also fully backwards compatible with GSM and R99 WCDMA specifications and interfaces.

The MSC Server is the first architecture to enable a safe and standardized way to implement carrier-grade Voice over IP protocol (VoIP) service in mobile networks. This will further reduce the complexity in 3GPP Rel4 networks. The MSC Server System can also share the same packet based transport infrastructure with all other mobile and fixed telecommunications services.

The Nokia MSC Server improves efficiency in mobile networks for the delivery of voice minutes. The main advantages come from its high capacity, floor space reduction, network simplification and asset value protection for the evolution towards future services architectures.

In practice, the Nokia MSC Server separates call control and switching into separate network elements, the Nokia MSC Server (MSS) and Nokia Multimedia Gateway (MGW). High network element capacities mean fewer MSC Server sites and a lower need for manpower for maintenance. The location of network elements and sites can be optimized. For example, the Multimedia Gateways can be located at existing base station controller/radio network controller sites close to the subscribers, while the MSC Servers can be located close to the operator’s premises. Also interconnect points to other networks can be designed optimally, reducing the size of the transit layer in the network.

The MSC Server system also optimizes transmission network topology and reduces the bandwidth required per each voice call – local calls are only transported to the Multimedia Gateway to be switched, and there is only a signaling connection between the Multimedia Gateway and MSC Server – so no transmission leg is required between the MGW and MSS.

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