Globe Telecom in Philippines deploys Nokia MSC Server

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Mobile softswitch ideal to combine 2G and 3G services.

Nokia has signed a nationwide supply contract with the Philippine telecommunications company Globe Telecom Inc. This network modernization deal includes an upgrade of the Globe Telecom circuit switched core network, also enabling fixed mobile convergence.

Under the agreement Nokia will renew the core network of Globe Telecom including the upgrade of Nokia mobile switching centre into Nokia MSC Server mobile softswitch.

Included are also the unique, multitechnology Nokia NetAct(TM) network and service management solution, Nokia Voice over IP Server, and Nokia IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). In addition, Nokia will provide implementation, commissioning, systems integration and training services. The deliveries have already started.

“The contract with Nokia for an upgrade of our existing MSC to an integrated 2G/3G MSC Server mobile softswitch will enable Globe to offer a whole suite of innovative services to our customers in a cost-efficient manner,” says Gerardo C. Ablaza Jr, Chief Executive Officer, Globe Telecom.

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