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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 1996
NOKIA TO SUPPLY A GSM NETWORK TO EUROTEL
IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
PRAGUE -- EuroTel Praha spol. s r.o. and Nokia
signed an agreement for the supply of a GSM network system and
implementation services. The agreement follows the awarding of one of
the two licenses to operate a GSM network at EuroTel Praha in the Czech
Republic. The agreement is valued at approximately FIM 100 Million
during the first year of the agreement.
Nokia will supply to EuroTel GSM base stations, base controllers,
mobile switches, voice-mail system, a short message service center and
an operations and maintenance system. Moreover, installation,
commissioning and technical services form part of the agreement.
Nokia is also the current supplier of NMT 450I (Nordic Mobile
Telephone) network infrastructure for EuroTel Praha.
EuroTel Praha s.r.o. is the operator NMT 450I cellular network in the
Czech Republic. At the moment EuroTel is serving more than 50,000 and
will be one of the two GSM system operators in the country. EuroTel
Praha spol. s r.o. is a joint venture of SPT TELECOM a.s. (51%) and
Atlantic West B.V. (49%). Atlantic West B.V. is a venture of US WEST
International, Inc. and Bell Atlantic Corporation.
Nokia is an international telecommunications and electronics group
with net sales in 1995 amounting to USD 8.4 billion. The Nokia Group
has over 34,000 employees world-wide. Nokia is a world leader in
digital GSM/DCS cellular networks, and to date Nokia's GSM/DCS
technology has been supplied to and or ordered by 43 operators in 27
for more information, contact:
- Mr. Jaroslav Kubista,EuroTel Praha s.r.o., +42 2 6701 1114
Ms. Arja Suominen, Nokia Telecommunications, +358 0 5112 5515
Karen Ann Kurlander, Bell Atlantic International Wireless, (215)