Telecoms infrastructure provider Nokia Siemens Networks says that nearly one-sixth of the planet’s population uses its mobile switching network for voice communications.
According to the company this assertion is based on actual operational subscriber capacity, and represents the number of active subscribers that can be connected via the Nokia Siemens Networks MMS.
Says Jürgen Walter, head of Converged Core, Nokia Siemens Networks: “These milestones are impressive indicators of how ubiquitous mobile connectivity has become. Knowing that one billion people all around the world are daily connecting through our mobile softswitch solution illustrates the trust that our customers place in us to positively support their core business.”
Walter added, “This landmark achievement means Nokia Siemens Networks’ solution is used for 40 percent of mobile softswitching worldwide and for over a quarter of all connections in those mobile networks based on the world-dominant GSM family of standards. The milestone was reached in April, when the cumulative active subscriber capacity for MSS systems deployed by Nokia Siemens Networks surpassed 1 billion.”
The company’s switching software is currently deployed in over 230 operators’ networks. It enables voice service for 2G, 3G and Voice over IP (VoIP), all in the same hardware elements, thanks to the industry’s only integrated VoIP server, the NVS, which can be implemented with an easy upgrade to existing MSS hardware.
Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world with operations in 150 countries.
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