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Nokia Siemens Networks strikes IMS deal with Swedish operator Com Hem

For the business and trade press

Espoo, Finland, June 11, 2007

Com Hem, a fast-growing telecom operator in Sweden, has selected Nokia Siemens Networks' IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) solution in order to enhance its telephony service. IMS is the new network architecture that enables richer communications based on the Internet Protocol (IP).

Under the agreement, Nokia Siemens Networks will supply and integrate a complete IMS Core solution; an ENUM server solution for translating telephone numbers into IP addresses for use by Internet users; and other functionalities to enhance Com Hem's existing Voice over IP service based on the Siemens SURPASS hiQ VoIP application server. To carry out the smooth deployment of the solutions, Nokia Siemens Networks is also providing comprehensive systems integration and maintenance services.

IMS will allow Com Hem to:

  • optimize the use of its existing network infrastructure to meet the rapid growth of its customer base

  • develop and quickly introduce new voice and non-voice services

  • enter new partnerships with more telecom operators

  • reduce ongoing running costs

"We are excited to be one of the first telecom operator in Sweden to adopt IMS as a key technology to further develop our VoIP services. This is a strategic move that will not only provide our customers with the best VoIP offering on the market, but also open the way to new applications and converging services," said Martin Kull, CTO of Com Hem. "We are very pleased to have signed this agreement with Nokia Siemens Networks, the market leader in IMS."

"This is a milestone in the continuing progress of IMS," said Jürgen Walter, head of Service Core and Applications, Nokia Siemens Networks. "By marrying IMS and cable access, we are extending the benefits of this next generation technology to an ever broader range of telecom consumers. IMS will allow Com Hem to quickly introduce new voice and non-voice services, and also optimize the use of its existing network infrastructure to meet the rapid growth of its customer base."

Nokia Siemens Networks is the market leader in IMS with over 155 IMS commercial references for IMS core and applications in wireless and wireline networks worldwide. Currently more than 50 operators globally are trialing Nokia Siemens Networks IMS-based VoIP services.

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. The combined pro-forma net sales of €17.1 billion in fiscal year 2006 make Nokia Siemens Networks one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure companies. Nokia Siemens Networks has operations in some 150 countries and is headquartered in Espoo, Finland. It combines Nokia's Networks Business Group and the carrier related businesses of Siemens Communications. www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com

Media Enquiries

Nokia Siemens Networks
Kent Tankersley
Communications
Service Core and Applications Business Unit
Nokia Siemens Networks
Tel. +358 7180 38635
Email: kent [dot] tankersley [at] nsn [dot] com

Com Hem
Martin Kull
CTO Com Hem
Tel: +46 (0)8 553 630 00
Email: martin [dot] kull [at] comhem [dot] com