Albanian PLUS extends coverage of Nokia Siemens-supplied network

Albanian telecoms company PLUS Communication sh.a has increased the geographical coverage of its 3G-ready GSM/EDGE radio and core network supplied by Nokia Siemens Networks to more than 85% and implemented mobile number portability, the telecoms services enabler said on Thursday.

No financial details were disclosed.

PLUS said that with Nokia Siemens’ equipment and rapid implementation, it has been able to provide uninterrupted, high-quality voice and data services to nearly all parts of the country. The company is now looking forward to completing the network deployment and reaching out to the underserved areas of Albania.

Under the three-year frame agreement, Nokia Siemens is supplying complete 3G-ready GSM/EDGE radio access, as well as packet and circuit switched core network, including its Flexi Multiradio Base Station. It is also providing a range of services including network design, implementation, maintenance and care, as well as its NetAct network management system to monitor, manage and optimise the operator’s network.he company is supplying base station controllers (BSC), radio network controllers (RNC), Serving GPRS Support Nodes (SGSN) and GPRS Gateway Service Nodes (GGSN).