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Infrastructure awards wrap-up: Nokia Siemens, Ericsson, Alvarion and more

The following list details this week’s infrastructure awards for the cellular, Wi-Fi and WiMAX industries. The contracts are broken down by transmission technology, country and vendor. The value of the contract is included when available.
Cellular
–Bosnia and Herzegovina: M:Tel, the mobile arm of Telekom Srpske, selected Nokia Siemens Networks for a GSM/EDGE network expansion. The contract is valued at more than $41.3 million.
–India: L.M. Ericsson said it won a turnkey contract valued at $1.3 billion to supply GSM and W-CDMA/HSPA equipment and services to Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
–Japan: RAD Data Communications said it is supplying its ACE-3000 cell site gateways to eMobile Japan for deployment in the carrier’s HSDPA EM Mobile Broadband service, which was launched earlier this year.
WiMAX
–Gabon: Redline Communications Inc. and Radiall Systems said they have been chosen by IBN Corporate to deploy a WiMAX network in Gabon. IBN will use Redline’s RedMAX products to extend service to the cities of Port-Gentil and Franceville.
–Russia: Alvarion Ltd. said its BreezeMAX system was chosen by Svyazinvest for deployment in various cities across Russia. The first deployment is scheduled to roll out with CenterTelecom, one of Svyazinvest’s interregional operators.
Miscellaneous
–Europe: Thayls, a high-speed train operator in Europe, selected the consortium of Nokia Siemens Networks, 21Net, and Telenet to implement broadband Internet access aboard its trains. The wireless broadband service will be available on trains between Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne.
–Israel: Cellcom Israel has tapped Nokia Siemens Networks to set up a Next Generation Network, including a core and broadband access network.
–Middle East: AT&T Inc. said it was chosen by L.M. Ericsson to provide Virtual Private Network services across the Middle East region. The contract is valued at $6 million. The services will support Ericsson’s business activities in Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Oman and the United Arab Emirates.
–North America: TerreStar Networks chose Nokia Siemens Networks to deploy its Internet-HSPA solution for TerreStar’s all-IP integrated satellite and terrestrial wireless communications system.
–United Kingdom: Alcatel-Lucentsaid it is deploying secure and centrally managed wireless local area networks at all three campuses of British university Thames Valley University.

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