Three And Nokia In Upgrade Deal
Three is partnering with Nokia Networks in a deal to upgrade its 2G and 3G networks.
The company, which recently acquired O2 in an €850m deal, says that Nokia's upgrading of its networks, along with Three's separate and ongoing 4G rollout, is part of a €300m network investment plan.
Deployment of new technology and hardware will start in September and the project will be completed by 2017.
Nokia's base station infrastructure will be used to upgrade Three's networks, as well as deploying its cloud-ready NetAct operation support system to monitor, manage and optimise Three's setup.
David Hennessy, CTO of Three, says that his firm is moving towards becoming the number one operator in the country. It currently has a 37% market share, just behind Vodafone's 38%.