SFR strengthens its cooperation with Nokia Siemens Networks in mobile centric services following numerous successful achievements in 3G

20 octobre 2021 Pierre Perrin-Monlouis

The two companies have signed an agreement on the establishment of a joint SFR-Nokia Siemens Networks Competence Center in Paris. The SFR-Nokia Siemens Networks Competence Center aims to develop innovative concepts and appealing services for mobile centric applications. The main objective of this joint effort is to develop a common approach for launching advanced services.
The Competence Center combines SFR’s knowledge of the end-user and business requirements and Nokia Siemens Networks’ expertise in the development of application platforms and solutions.
“The launch of this Competence Center is the latest in a long list of achievements that underscores our good cooperation with Nokia Siemens Networks,” says Paul Corbel, Chief Technical Officer, SFR. “SFR also turned to Nokia Siemens Networks to migrate our core network to 3GPP Release 4 softswitches, as well as to help us to launch France’s first nationwide HSDPA and the first to make a WCDMA 900 test call in France. Today our 3G service is successful in France with more than 3 million subscribers, thanks to a network provided by the newly formed Nokia Siemens Networks, confirming that choosing to continue with Nokia Siemens Networks as our preferred partner in 3G is indeed the right choice..”
“We are very pleased to be working hand-in-hand with SFR to make SFR’s mobile centric strategy a reality,” says Olivier de Percin, Head of the SFR Customer Team at Nokia Siemens Networks. “The continuous flow of projects developed jointly between SFR and Nokia Siemens Networks is a great tribute to the partnership built between two companies that share the same vision of a mobile centric telecom world. “

About SFR
With more than 17.9 million customers and 8,000 employees, SFR is the second largest mobile telecommunications operator in France. Operating its own GSM/GPRS and UMTS/HSDPA networks, SFR is able to provide a complete range of mobile telephony and multimedia services, as well as mobile data solutions to its personal, SOHO and business customers. SFR has become the operator of choice for new uses of mobile phones, having been the first operator to launch 3G and 3G+ services on the French market, and now boasts 3 million 3G customers. The company is also a player on the fixed telecommunications market through its 40% interest in Neuf Cegetel, the leading alternative operator on the French market. SFR benefits from a stable ownership structure, with two major shareholders, Vivendi (56%) and Vodafone (44%).
About Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of communications services. The company provides a complete, well-balanced product portfolio of mobile and fixed network infrastructure solutions and addresses the growing demand for services with 20,000 service professionals worldwide. The combined pro-forma net sales of €17.1 billion in fiscal year 2006 make Nokia Siemens Networks one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure companies. Nokia Siemens Networks has operations in some 150 countries and is headquartered in Espoo, Finland. It combines Nokia’s Networks Business Group and the carrier related businesses of Siemens Communications.

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