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T-2 Slovenia chooses Nokia Siemens Networks as a supplier of its new next-generation mobile network

Espoo, Finland / Ljubljana, Slovenia, January 23, 2008

Slovenia's leading Internet and IPTV provider to offer high-speed 3G mobile services

Nokia Siemens Networks is supplying T-2 Slovenia, the country's leading IPTV and Internet service alternative provider, with an innovative high-speed mobile network that will allow the operator to offer new top-quality multimedia and data services.

The deal marks the first commercial implementation in Europe of a pioneering Internet High Speed Packet Access (I-HSPA) flat architecture solution from Nokia Siemens Networks.

Also, with the current project, T-2 entered the mobile telecommunication market with a plan to expand its present customer base and attract new users.

Nokia Siemens Networks will set up a complete 3G network based on Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) technology, with a full range of solutions that allow data transfers at very high speeds in both directions - to the user and from the user.

The project is already in a "friendly user phase," with about 1,000 subscribers taking part in the trial.

Included in the deal is the MSC Server mobile softswitching solution with VoIP server functionality, as well as the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), which will enable T2 Slovenia to introduce new IP-based voice and multimedia services. The contract also covers planning and implementation services, a top-of-the-class network and service management system as well as the actual operation of the network by Nokia Siemens Networks.

The system features the Internet Protocol-based solution called Internet-HSPA, the new technological milestone pioneered by Nokia Siemens Networks and designed for heavy data and rich multimedia usage over the wireless network. Thanks to its simplified flat architecture, the new network is ready to offer the end user a full mobility of data services, improved multimedia, gaming, web browsing and email service experience.

"We at T-2 have been firmly committed to delivering top quality IP-based services to our customers," said Matevz Turk, T-2 CEO. "Thanks to Nokia Siemens Networks and their innovative flat-architecture network solutions we are able to move into a new field and offer new outstanding mobile services to our subscribers".

"We are very proud to announce the first commercial implementation of Nokia Siemens Networks Internet HSPA solution in Europe," said Hans-Jürgen Bill, Head of the West South Europe region at Nokia Siemens Networks. "This landmark project with T-2 Slovenia is another proof of our leading position among telecommunications solution and infrastructure vendors for the mobile market in Slovenia as well as all of Europe."

With over 180 customers for its mobile softswitching and over 100 live networks, Nokia Siemens Networks is clearly the most experienced mobile softswitching supplier worldwide. Its broad business solution portfolio gives operators the best tools for charging, service management and network management to increase their efficiency and differentiate their offerings.

Nokia Siemens Networks also is the industry leader in WCDMA/HSPA, with over 100 WCDMA radio network references.

Developed by Nokia Siemens Networks, I-HSPA is a network innovation enabling higher performance and more cost-efficient broadband wireless access. As an addition to a WCDMA system, I-HSPA is specifically designed for high-volume packet data usage thus ensuring impressive speeds and bandwidth of a fully mobile 3G network.

About T-2

T-2 is the leading alternative provider of telecommunications services in Slovenia, offering its customers triple play services on its VDSL and FTTH networks. These include VDSL internet connectivity with bandwidths of up to 60Mbps/25Mbps and up to 1Gbps symmetrical on its FTTH networks; a digital TV service with 150 TV channels, electronic program guides (EPG), video on demand (VoD) and high definition television (HDTV), and VoIP services. T-2 was established in 2004 in Maribor, Slovenia.

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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