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Pipex Wireless and Nokia Siemens Networks to Work Together on WiMAX

Other topics: WiMAX Base Station Testing,
Asia-Pacific Mobile WiMAX, WiMAX Starter Kit

April 5, 2007

As one of the world’s leading infrastructure and services providers, Nokia Siemens Networks is well placed to assist Pipex Wireless in the development of future WiMAX services. Pipex Wireless will use Nokia Siemens Networks‘ equipment, services and networking expertise to widen its roll-out of WiMAX powered broadband wireless services nationwide. Nokia Siemens Networks’ WiMAX (802.16e-2005) solution is a highly cost-effective network infrastructure solution, enabling operators to deliver broadband wireless internet connectivity to their customers.

Mike Read, CEO of Pipex Wireless, says, “As we reach the next stage of our business, we are looking to work with strategic partners that share our vision of offering customers a ground-breaking WiMAX broadband experience. Nokia Siemens Networks has this vision and has the expertise and track record to help us build our business.”
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to support Pipex Wireless in WiMAX. They are at the forefront of introducing high speed wireless broadband services powered by WiMAX technology into the UK,” says Ari Lehtoranta, Head of Radio Access Networks at Nokia Siemens Networks. “Pipex Wireless brings expertise in internet, broadband and technology innovation and Nokia Siemens Networks’ extensive experience in designing, deploying, and maintaining high quality networks globally will be invaluable to its future success.”

Pipex Wireless and Nokia Siemens Networks are now working on equipment specification, network design and service definition in readiness for a pilot deployment during this year.

About Pipex Wireless
Pipex Wireless is a business formed in April 2006 by Pipex Communications and Intel Capital to develop and roll-out a WiMAX network into the UK market. Pipex Wireless owns a national spectrum licence in the 3.6 to 4.2 GHz frequency range allowing it to deploy new and innovative broadband wireless services. Pipex Wireless is the first service provider in the UK to offer WiMAX using licenced spectrum and is pioneering use of the technology and its market applications for both data and voice. Pipex Wireless is working with some of the leading names in wireless technologies and telecommunications, including Nokia Siemens Networks, Airspan Networks, Ericsson and National Grid Wireless to provide WiMAX services to nomadic workers, home users, small businesses and corporate organisations. For further information please visit

About Nokia Siemens Networks
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. The combined pro-forma revenues of €17.1 billion Euro in fiscal year 2006 make Nokia Siemens Networks one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure companies. Nokia Siemens Networks has operations in some 150 countries and is headquartered in Espoo, Finland. It combines Nokia’s Networks Business Group and the carrier related businesses of Siemens Communications.

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