BH Telecom has called on Finland’s Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to upgrade its network to provide 3G mobile broadband access across the northern and eastern parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina. NSN will provide a 3G HSPA+ radio access network and related services for the rollout. Under the terms of the deal, and with a view to modernising BH Telecom’s existing infrastructure, NSN will implement its Flexi Multiradio Base Station, while the network rollout will include 3G deployment on the 2100MHz and 900MHz bands for greater coverage, as well as Dual Cell HSPA+ for higher data speeds. Further, the Finnish outfit has also confirmed it will upgrade the multi-vendor network management system NetAct to efficiently monitor, optimize and configure BH Telecom’s networks. As part of the deal NSN has also agreed to provide a range of services including project management, network implementation, optimisation, and care services to improve network efficiency and enhance the quality of service.
Commenting on the development, Nedzad Residbegovic, CEO of BH Telecom, noted: ‘Our customers are increasingly adopting advanced smartphones and tablets which require the best quality possible in terms of coverage and network performance. Subscribers will soon enjoy high-speed mobile broadband services such as video downloads and internet browsing with data speeds up to 30Mbps.’