M1 has selected Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to modernize its mobile networks, as well as to deploy a nationwide 3G radio network on the 900MHz frequency band, at the value of up to S$85 million.
The network modernization programme includes the upgrading of M1’s core infrastructure to an all-IP network and pooling of mobile switching centers and customer data bases to enable dynamic allocation of resources. This will improve network performance and efficiency, as well as enhance resiliency.
The deployment of the 3G radio network on the 900MHz frequency band involves the addition of new radio modules in base stations across the island. This will complement the existing 3G network on the 2100MHz frequency band to enhance both indoor and outdoor coverage.
M1’s network modernisation and deployment of 3G radio network on the 900MHz frequency band are scheduled to complete in the second half of 2013.