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Nokia Siemens Networks receives service contract from O2 for continued service quality

O2 prepares in Germany for continuing future data traffic growth

(PresseBox) (Espoo, ) Telefónica O2 Germany has entrusted Nokia Siemens Networks with a large services contract to expand its network capacity across Germany to further prepare for future increases in traffic growth.

"We are constantly investing in our network capabilities to offer the best possible quality to our customers and to prepare our network for future demand," said Andrea Folgueiras, chief technology officer at Telefónica O2 Germany. "Nokia Siemens Networks is already our 3G technology supplier in the northeast and western areas of Germany and also convinced us that it has the service capability to handle a speedy network expansion."

The contract provides for a range of services, including network implementation, project management and logistics for an efficient network expansion in those areas of Germany where Nokia Siemens Networks has previously deployed network infrastructure. In addition the two companies are extending an existing supplier contract for 2G/3G technology.

"O2 is one of the fastestgrowing telecoms service providers in Germany and it is focused on sustaining and fueling that momentum," said Thomas Riedel, responsible at Nokia Siemens Networks for Telefónica Germany, Czech and Slovakia. "We will ensure a smooth network expansion so that O2 will be able to continue to deliver outstanding quality to its customers."

About Telefónica O2 Germany

Telefónica O2 Germany GmbH & Co. OHG belongs to Telefónica Europe and is part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefónica S.A. The Company offers its German private and business customers postpaid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS and UMTS technologies. In addition, the integrated communications provider also offers DSL fixed network telephony and highspeed internet. Telefónica Europe has 45 million mobile and fixed network customers in Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.

Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland. www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com