Coscom LLC JV has chosen Nokia Siemens Networks to build its future proof, nationwide mobile network in Uzbekistan. The agreement includes the replacement of the existing network and expansion of current network coverage and capacity. The deal which is worth US$152 million is for a period of two years.
Coscom LLC JV is one of the leaders in the Uzbek telecommunications market and a new customer to Nokia Siemens Networks. With this development, Coscom will cover all of Uzbekistan. The deal is a complete turnkey which includes, in addition to the network infrastructure system, also Delivery and Care Services as well as Consulting and Systems Integration. The new network is designed to address future needs and will be EDGE capable.
Bora Baysal, General Director of Coscom, said: "We are constantly looking at ways to provide advanced services to our customers. Our alliance with Nokia Siemens Networks will help us ensure that our network is stable, and our services are of higher quality than what is currently available in the market. The solution is future proof and it will help Coscom to address both the short term and long term opportunities in the market."
Speaking about the partnership, Murat Kircuval, Head of Customer Business Team, Nokia Siemens Networks, said, "The Uzbekistan market is among the fastest growing in Central Asia, and we believe it has great potential. At Nokia Siemens Networks, we create solutions that are suitable for any market need. Our partnership with Coscom is significant for the reason that it reiterates our ability to provide end to end solutions and services that are innovative and specific to their peculiar needs."
Coscom is the first GSM operator in Central Asia. The company is leader in serving Uzbekistan corporate segment. Coscom provides a well-established distribution network in main cities and serves with ISO 2001 quality certification. The company is headquartered in Tashkent.
Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of communications services. The company provides a complete, well-balanced product portfolio of mobile and fixed network infrastructure solutions and addresses the growing demand for services with 20,000 service professionals worldwide. Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure companies with operations in 150 countries. The company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland.