Bouygues Telecom has chosen a new solution from Nokia Siemens Networks to improve indoor GSM mobile network coverage for its customers. The innovative solution, featuring small-sized base stations, allows improving and extending coverage for instance in high office buildings, underground industrial areas or hotspots.
With this cost-effective solution, Bouygues Telecom, aiming to become the preferred brand for mobile communications services, can increase traffic to meet enterprise demand for wireless communications by allowing the corporate users to experience the same voice and data services indoors as outdoors. In addition, Bouygues Telecom can provide cost effective hotspot coverage and capacity inside big buildings or such locations as shopping malls.
The new solution features Nokia Siemens Networks Pico GSM Base Stations and IP-based infrastructure. The project, which marks an extension of a frame agreement between the two companies, calls for Nokia Siemens Networks to design, install, integrate and provide maintenance services for the new solution, specially designed to improve indoor and deep indoor coverage.
Installed on the corporate customer’s premises, the small base stations offer a plug-and-play solution for the enterprise customers. They are easy to install and require a simple Internet connection to work with the operator’s network.
The first calls have already been successfully made and the first customers served by this innovative solution are expected in November.
“This innovative solution provides Bouygues Telecom with a very competitive coverage solution for specific areas such as indoor locations, high buildings or corporate premises. It is easy to install and to integrate to our network” says Serge Goldstein-Desroches, Executive Vice President Network and Purchasing.
“We are pleased to extend our contract with Bouygues Telecom for the delivery and the integration of our Pico GSM Base Station solution. Our solution will improve the coverage for Bouygues Telecom’ customers and enhance the user experience”, said Philippe Danoffre, Head of Customer Team Bouygues Telecom at Nokia Siemens Networks.
Nokia Siemens Networks is a world leading supplier of radio access solutions tailored to the needs and requirements of its customers. GSM radio access networks delivered by Nokia Siemens Networks are connecting more than 1.3 billion subscribers globally. Striving to provide coverage where the mobile users are, Nokia Siemens Networks has a full set of indoor solutions for radio networks, including among others Pico base stations for GSM/EDGE and WCDMA, as well as a Femto Home Access Solution.
About Bouygues Telecom
Created in 1994, Bouygues Telecom has 8.9 million customers, including 6.5 million with contracts, and 7,400 employees. Its ambition is to become the “preferred brand of personal communication services” by further improving customer service.
After pioneering the talk-plan concept and free voicemail in France in 1996, followed by unlimited call plans (Millenium), in 2006 Bouygues Telecom launched Neo, the first call plan to offer unlimited calls to all operators every day after 8pm.
Bouygues Telecom will launch its first fixed line offers in 2008 to meet households’ requirements for multimedia equipment and services.
To guarantee high-quality customer service for consumers and businesses alike, Bouygues Telecom markets a large range of broadband services. Its national EDGE broadband network covers more than 93% of the French population. Bouygues Telecom’s 3G+ network carries even higher speeds to tailor solutions to customers’ future needs.
Bouygues Telecom’s six customer relations centres in France employ 2,000 customer advisors for optimum customer service.
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. Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure companies with operations in 150 countries. The company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland.
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