Nokia Siemens Networks and Pirelli Broadband Solutions cooperate on 3G Femto Home Access Solution

Espoo, Finland / Milan, Italy, May 06, 2008

Nokia Siemens Networks, a leading global enabler of communications network solutions and services, and Pirelli Broadband Solutions, a leading supplier of customer premise equipment (CPE), set-top boxes and remote management systems for the connected home and office, have signed an agreement for cooperation on 3G Femto Home Access solution.

Pirelli's femto-enabled CPEs coupled with the 3G Femto Home Access network solution from Nokia Siemens Networks will enable operators to introduce femtocell-based services to home and small office environments through a wide choice of CPE models developed by Pirelli in compliance with the Nokia Siemens Networks' open architecture. Femtocells are a new way of improving 3G coverage in homes. In this concept, the CPE is installed at the subscriber's home in the same way as xDSL/WiFi modem. The combined solution of the two leading companies means an opportunity for operators to extend their 3G coverage and introduce new attractive services for subscribers. Subscribers benefit from excellent voice and broadband user experience on any 3G device at the place where they spend most of their time: at home.

The Pirelli Multiplay CPE portfolio will offer 3G femtocell functionality integrated with diverse broadband access technologies (ADSL2+, VDSL2 and FTTH) and with Pirelli's EpicentroTM CPE middleware and applications platform. EpicentroTM enables cooperative use cases between 3G phones and Pirelli's access gateway, IPTV Set Top Box and 3G femtocell, and enhances the usage of mobile handset-based applications and services in the connected home in new ways.

"3G femtocells are part of Pirelli's converged home proposition which provides operators with an open environment to create new applications and foster indoor usage of 3G services. We are therefore pleased to announce our collaboration with Nokia Siemens Networks, as the leading player in driving an open ecosystem for 3G femtocells" said Roberto Pellegrini, Marketing and Innovation, Pirelli Broadband Solutions.

"Our 3G Femto Home Access Solution enables telecommunications service providers to offer an advanced user experience to their customers. The innovative Femto CPE of Pirelli Broadband Solutions makes an excellent addition to the leading 3G Femto Home Access ecosystem enabled by the open architecture of Nokia Siemens Networks, and so expands the options our customers have" said Timo Hyppölä, Indoor Radio Solutions Product Line, Nokia Siemens Networks.

Launched in July 2007, the Femto Home Access Solution from Nokia Siemens Networks introduces truly open interfaces that allow selected partners to make their Femto CPE compliant with NSN network solution, boosting the femtocell ecosystem and enabling operators to further enhance their 3G service offering and coverage.

About Pirelli Broadband Solutions

Pirelli Broadband Solutions is the Company within the Pirelli Group specializing in broadband access CPE and terminals. With a portfolio comprising residential and small business access gateways, IPTV set-top boxes, home networking adapters, multi-mode handsets, remote management systems and vertical applications, Pirelli Broadband Solutions has been chosen as main Supplier by leading Service Providers and incumbent European Telecom Operators.
Please visit www.pirellibroadband.com

About Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of communications services. The company provides a complete, well-balanced product portfolio of mobile and fixed network infrastructure solutions and addresses the growing demand for services with 20,000 service professionals worldwide. Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure companies with operations in 150 countries. The company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland. www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com

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