3G for French Polynesia

Mara Telecom has signed an agreement with Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to design, build and operate a complete greenfield mobile network in order to offer high-end 3G services in French Polynesia. The project is expected to serve up to 100,000 subscribers in the main islands of the French Polynesia within three years.
Mara Telecom, the first mobile network operator to be granted a 3G license in French Polynesia, aims to be commercially operational by December 2008 with High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) functionality.
Under the terms of the contract, NSN will provide Mara Telecom with a 3G end-to-end solution, including network equipment, applications and a full range of services, comprising network design, implementation, operation as well as training and competence transfer.
We have full confidence in Nokia Siemens Networks equipment and professional services, says Mara Telecom President, Julien Siu. Based on the long relationship between the two companies, we believe they will provide us with strong and reliable support.