Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Zain Completes Testing of New Broadband Technology

Mobile network operator Zain says it has successfully tested Nokia Siemens Networks' HSPA+ technology in its 3G network. This means that the company is a step closer to a providing superior broadband solutions to its customers.

Zain is the 4th largest mobile network in the world in terms of geographic footprint, with a commercial presence in 23 countries across the Middle East and Africa. The company has more than 64 million active customers.

Says Ahmad Othman, Head of Zain Group Customer Business Team at Nokia Siemens Networks: "The trial is a definite milestone for us. Working in a live environment not only meant customization of existing network elements, but ensuring there was no outage during testing,"

"We delivered on this and more, proving the simplicity and superiority of our solution. We are now looking forward to working with Zain to translate the benefits of this test to real commercial use - that is - improving mobile broadband end user experience."

Nokia Siemens Networks' I-HSPA introduces a flat network architecture that enables cost-efficient scaling of broadband networks with rapidly growing data traffic volumes. As part of HSPA+, the standardized I-HSPA works with all WCDMA/HSPA/HSPA+ devices, and improves end user experience by reducing latency.

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