M1 today issues a Press Release announcing the modernization of their existing network. Targeted to complete in the 2nd half of 2013, M1 has selected Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to modernize its mobile networks, as well as to deploy a nationwide 3G radio network on the 900MHz frequency band. More information in the Press Release.
M1 modernises network with the latest technology
Selected Nokia Siemens Networks to enhance customer experience,
3G coverage and network resiliency, at the value of up to S$85 million
SINGAPORE, 15 April 2013 – In line with its commitment to invest in the latest technology, M1 Limited (M1) has selected Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to modernise its mobile networks, as well as to deploy a nationwide 3G radio network on the 900MHz frequency band, at the value of up to S$85 million.
The network modernisation programme includes the upgrading of M1’s core infrastructure to an all-IP network and pooling of mobile switching centres and customer data bases to enable dynamic allocation of resources. This will improve network performance and efficiency, as well as enhance resiliency.
The deployment of the 3G radio network on the 900MHz frequency band involves the addition of new radio modules in base stations across the island. This will complement the existing 3G network on the 2100MHz frequency band to enhance both indoor and outdoor coverage.
“Customer experience has always been the key focus for M1. With this latest investment, our customers can look forward to a better mobile experience and coverage,” said Patrick Scodeller, Chief Operating Officer at M1.
M1’s network modernisation and deployment of 3G radio network on the 900MHz frequency band are scheduled to complete in the second half of 2013.
M1 is Singapore’s most vibrant and dynamic communications company, providing mobile and fixed services to over 2 million customers. Established in 1997, M1 achieved many firsts, including the first operator to offer nationwide 4G service, as well as ultra high-speed fixed broadband, fixed voice and other services on the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (NGNBN). With a continual focus on network quality, customer service, value and innovation, M1 links anyone and anything; anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit www.m1.com.sg.