NSN Upgrades 3 Ireland Network

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) is expanding 3 Irelands cellular network with what it describes as a “fast, reliable and green solution”. NSN says that Hutchison 3G Ireland subscribers are starting to enjoy high-speed mobile broadband services across the whole country as 3 expands its WCDMA/HSPA services in response to the growing demand for high speed broadband connectivity across Ireland.
NSN is upgrading and extending 3s network and is also providing the flat network architecture solution known as Internet High-Speed Packet Access, (I-HSPA), a technology optimized for carrying huge volumes of data traffic, with its all-Internet Protocol (IP) backhaul. 
With the network extension, end users, whether they are on PCs, using laptops, or on the move with Internet enabled handsets, will have access to high-speed and high-capacity wireless broadband, with enhanced voice, data and multimedia services, enabled by the High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) functionality. In addition, says NSN, with the higher data rates and increased network capacity the subscribers of 3 will have access to a vast range of service offerings.
Under a three-year contract, NSN has started to replace 3s legacy radio network with its own 3G connectivity solution, which it says brings both environmental and operational benefits. The solution, featuring NSNs Flexi Base Stations, provides power savings of up to 70%. 
This strategic agreement with Nokia Siemens Networks reinforces our position as the leading mobile broadband network, and 3s commitment to deploying the very best technologies available, says 3 Ireland Chief Executive, Robert Finnegan. 3 has constantly challenged the established broadband providers to up their game and were already seeing huge changes in the market place mobile broadband connections are growing far faster than fixed line and we believe Ireland will be at the forefront of mobile replacing fixed line altogether, much like the trend were seeing in the voice market.