NOKIA SIEMENS MODERNIZES MEGAFON GSM NETWORK IN MOSCOW REGION

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Press Release
Moscow, Russia – January 11, 2012 
MegaFon customers to enjoy enhanced mobile services
Operator selects Nokia Siemens Networks to improve network performance, energy 
efficiency and prepare for LTE 
Customers of MegaFon in Moscow will soon enjoy new services, faster, more 
reliable connections and improved coverage with better network performance. The 
leading operator in Russia has selected Nokia Siemens Networks’ Single RAN 
(radio access network) platform to modernize its GSM network in the Moscow 
region. This platform will improve network performance, energy efficiency, and 
reduce capital and operating costs for MegaFon. In addition, the 
multi-technology platform paves the way for a smooth transition to Long Term 
Evolution (LTE) providing 4G services. 
“We wanted to further improve the quality of service for our customers with the 
existing network. We also wanted to make our network LTE-ready, so that we will 
be able to launch ultra-fast mobile broadband services cost efficiently in the 
near future,” said Andrey Kurdanov, director of MegaFon - Moscow branch. “We 
found Nokia Siemens Networks’ Single Radio Access Network platform fulfilling 
all these requirements. In addition, the company’s multi-band platform will 
allow us to roll out LTE services, efficiently utilizing different frequency 
bands. This will help us position ourselves as an innovation leader in the 
country.” 
“Constantly improving the quality of experience by providing improved speed, 
network coverage and new data-intensive services is very important for 
operators such as MegaFon. What is equally important is doing so cost 
effectively with flexible, scalable, energy-efficient radio access network,” 
said Alexey Podryabinnikov, head of customer team MegaFon at Nokia Siemens 
Networks. “Our radio access platform allows more data to travel faster, and is 
future proof to help MegaFon get the most out of its investments today and 
tomorrow.” 
Under the modernization contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will provide its 
Single RAN platform based on its award-winning, compact, energy-efficient Flexi 
Multiradio Base Station*. This platform will replace MegaFon’s existing radio 
access platforms, including UltraSite, MetroSite and Flexi EDGE base stations 
from Nokia Siemens Networks. This multi-technology platform is able to run GSM, 
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) and LTE, and can be defined to roll out a 
particular technology with a simple software update. 
For more information, including a video overview, on Nokia Siemens Networks’ 
mobile broadband capabilities, follow this link. To share your thoughts on the 
topic, join the discussion on Twitter using #mobilebroadband. 
About MegaFon
OJSC MegaFon is the all-Russian universal communications operator running its 
business in all segments of the telecommunications market. MegaFon was 
established in May 2002. MegaFon became the first and the only operator with a 
network covering all regions of Russia. The Company and its subsidiaries have 
all the required licenses and operate in all the Russian regions and the 
Republic of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Tajikistan. MegaFon was the first in 
Russia to launch 3G for commercial operations and is currently Top 1 in the 
segment of mobile Internet, and Top 2 as to the number of active subscribers in 
Russia. 
Having acquired Synterra Group of Companies, one of the leading Russian 
backbone operators, in June 2010, MegaFon entered the market of fixed-line 
communication for government and corporate customers as well as fixed Broadband 
market. The combined infrastructure of MegaFon and Synterra is present in all 
the Russian regions, forming the basis for GSM 900/1800, 3G, VSAT, IP/MPLS, 
NLD/ILD networks, data and call centers connected to all players of 
telecommunication market. 
In 2009, MegaFon became the General Partner of the XXII Winter Olympic Games 
and XI Paralympic Games in 2014 in Sochi. 
As of June 30, 2010, the principal shareholders of MegaFon are companies of AF 
Telecom Holding group, the TeliaSonera group and Altimo telecommunications 
holding. 
About Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications 
services. With its focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides 
a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, as well 
as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, 
deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is one of the largest 
telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in 
the world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland. 
www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com 
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Media Enquiries 
Nokia Siemens Networks
Irina Bizyaeva
Communications, Russia 
Phone: +7 495 737 2112
E-mail: irina.bizyaeva@nsn.com 
Media Relations
Phone: +358 7180 31451
E-mail: mediarelations@nsn.com 
MegaFon
Pavel Larin
PR Manager
Phone: +7 926 503 17 00
E-mail: pavel.larin@megafon.ru 
Notes:
*Nokia Siemens Networks’ Flexi Multiradio Base Station builds on the company’s 
market-leading Flexi platform, and opens a smooth evolution path from GSM and 
3G to LTE. With a simple software upgrade, it can run GSM/EDGE, 
WCDMA/HSPA/HSPA+ and LTE concurrently in a single unit. It also offers up to 
70% improvement in power saving compared to cabinet-based sites, used earlier. 
The company has already shipped its LTE-capable Flexi Multiradio Base Station 
to more than 200 operators globally. 
Nokia Siemens Networks
Media Relations
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