BANJA LUKA (Bosnia and Herzegovina), December 9 (SeeNews) – Bosnia’s Telekom Srpske has chosen Nokia Siemens Networks to expand and upgrade its GSM network and enable customized services for its subscribers, Nokia Siemens said on Wednesday.
As part of the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will expand the GSM radio network and mobile softswitching core network of Telekom Srpske’s mobile arm, m:tel, and ensure efficient and rapid roll-out through professional implementation services, Nokia Siemens said in a statement.
It will also provide its Service Assurance Solution, offering to give m:tel a real-time view of user activity and service usage to enable rapid problem detection and the introduction of new services, the statement said.
The network expansion will allow the company to extend coverage to customers in small towns and rural areas, Predrag Culibrk, CEO of m:tel said in the statement, adding that the company's goal is not only to expand its subscriber base, but to offer a rich end-user experience to all customers.
“As end-users become more demanding, service providers can turn this challenge into an opportunity by offering differentiated services based on subscriber needs and preferences,” Dietmar Appeltauer, head of Central East Europe at Nokia Siemens Networks, said in the same statement.
Telekom Srpske, majority-owned by Serbia’s state-controlled telco Telekom Srbija, is Bosnia’s second-largest telecoms operator. It has clients mainly in Bosnia’s Serb Republic, which together with the Muslim-Croat Federation forms war-divided Bosnia.
The country has two other telecoms companies, both state-controlled, operating in the Federation: the biggest one, BH Telecom, and a smaller company, HT Mostar.