BH Telecom selects Nokia Siemens Networks for optical backbone

14 APRIL 2008 -- BH Telecom is the first operator in Bosnia and Herzegovina to implement DWDM technology.

14 APRIL 2008 -- BH Telecom, with operates mobile and fixed networks in Bosnia and Herzegovina, will use Nokia Siemens Networks' (search for Nokia Siemens) fiber-optic platform to strengthen its market position and expand its services to customers. BH Telecom is the first operator in the country to implement DWDM technology.

"We are actively working to expand and strengthen our solutions portfolio and value propositions for the Bosnian market. A reliable, high-capacity network from a vendor who understands the importance of rapid deployment is the cornerstone on our way to provide capabilities for UMTS and VoIP technology in near future," said Nedzad Residbegovic, general manager of BH Telecom. "We are confident that this step gives us the possibility to strengthen our number one position in the Bosnia and Herzegovina market and to provide best-of-breed customer solutions."

Nokia Siemens Networks says the DWDM network based on the SURPASS hiT 7300 platform will provide BH Telecom with a scalable and cost-effective transport backbone and prepare the operator for the transformation towards next-generation networks.

The deliveries are planned for the second quarter of 2008. Nokia Siemens Networks also will provide BH Telecom with a network management system (TMNS) as well as network implementation and training services for BH Telecom's staff.

The network also will feature reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexing (ROADM) to help shorten implementation time.

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