Max Telecom selects Nokia Siemens Networks to supply LTE equipment

19 Jun 2013

Bulgarian WiMAX operator Max Telecom has selected Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to build its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network overlay, with commercial services set to launch in the fourth quarter of 2013. According to the company’s press release, NSN will deploy its Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and radio access network infrastructure using LTE technology in the 1800MHz spectrum, and will also provide maintenance services. Max Telecom’s CEO Peter Covell said the company plans to use the 4G LTE overlay in addition to its existing WiMAX network in order to offer customers a wider range of broadband services.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, Max Telecom selected Samsung Electronics as its sole mobile WiMAX solutions vendor in September 2010. Consequently, the company upgraded its commercial 802.16e network with Samsung’s technology at the end of the same year, in order to provide richer mobile data services and high-quality VoIP. Max Telecom won an 1800MHz band technology-neutral mobile licence with bandwidth of 2×8MHz for BGN30.4 million (USD19 million) in December 2011, which it earmarked for rolling out LTE.

Bulgaria, Max (Bulgaria), Nokia Solutions & Networks (NSN),

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