Nokia Wins $150 Million Wireless Contract
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The two companies will deploy the Nokia General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) core network solution, expand the Smart's GSM network, and add the Nokia Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) platform to Smart's system.
Nokia will expand the range of Smart's GSM services with Nokia's Mobile Switching Centres (MSCi), Home Location Registers (HLR), Short Message Service (SMS) Centres, base stations, and customer service support.
To upgrade its IP infrastructure, Smart has contracted Nokia (NOK) to deploy both the Nokia Serving and Gateway GPRS Support Nodes and the Nokia Charging Gateway.
Smart Communications, Inc., is an ISP and mobile phone joint venture between First Pacific, NTT and local investors.