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Press Release
Chicago, Illinois, USA – January 16, 2013 
U.S. Cellular launches second wave of 4G LTE service with Nokia Siemens Networks
Rollout in 11 markets provides U.S. Cellular customers with enhanced wireless 
experience and faster data speeds 
Nokia Siemens Networks has successfully launched a 4G LTE network for U.S. 
Cellular and its partner, King Street Wireless*, in 11 markets covering select 
cities in Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, 
Virginia, Washington and West Virginia. Nokia Siemens Networks was selected by 
U.S. Cellular for the second wave of the 4G LTE network rollout, providing 
Radio Access Network (RAN) 
( and Mobile Management Entity (MME) technology.  
This rollout represents a new mobile broadband and services deployment contract 
with U.S. Cellular and is a continuation of Nokia Siemens Networks’ excellent 
relationship with the operator. Previously, Nokia Siemens Networks deployed 
Evolved Packet Core (EPC)** 
and Home Subscriber Services (HSS) in the first wave of the 4G LTE rollout. The 
installation of the 4G LTE core was included in nine separate markets.  
“U.S. Cellular is focused on providing the world's best customer experience and 
delivering industry-leading innovations. We are building on this commitment by 
rapidly expanding the 4G LTE network, which currently covers 58 percent of our 
customers and will reach 87 percent of our customers by the end of this year,” 
said Michael Irizarry, executive vice president and chief technology officer 
for U.S. Cellular. “Nokia Siemens Networks launched 11 of our markets to help 
us meet this aggressive timeline and completed the deployment of the core 
network elements ahead of schedule.” 
Under the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks is providing the 4G LTE access 
network and expanding the EPC capacity to support U.S. Cellular’s new markets. 
This includes 4G LTE base stations (eNode Bs), using Nokia Siemens Networks’ 
award-winning Flexi Multiradio Base Station 
(, and Mobile Management Entity 
(MME). The agreement also covers network implementation services as well as 
hardware and software services. 
“Our competency in LTE, flawless execution of the LTE core network elements, 
and willingness to go above and beyond expectations is why U.S. Cellular 
entrusted us with the next wave of their LTE network,” said Rick Corker, head 
of North America at Nokia Siemens Networks. “Our continued strong performance 
with this strategic customer underscores Nokia Siemens Networks’ commitment to 
being the mobile broadband specialist – not only in North America but around 
the world.” 
With 77 commercial references in place for the delivery of LTE 
rm-evolution-lte/lte-references) and 206 WCDMA radio customers, Nokia Siemens 
Networks is the world’s leading specialist in mobile broadband with more 3G and 
LTE contracts than any other vendor.** 
For more information and a video overview on Nokia Siemens Networks’ mobile 
broadband capabilities, follow this link 
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share your thoughts on the topic, join the discussion with @NokiaSiemensNet 
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About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with unmatched benefits and 
industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The 
Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all 
backed by its high-speed nationwide network that has the highest call quality 
of any national carrier. Currently, 58 percent of customers have access to 4G 
LTE speeds and 87 percent will have access by the end of 2013. U.S. Cellular 
was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Champion in 2012 for the 
second year in a row. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its 
retail stores or To get the latest news, promos and videos, 
connect with U.S. Cellular on, 
About King Street Wireless, L.P.
King Street Wireless, L.P. currently holds 700 MHz wireless spectrum in 27 
states and is partnering with Chicago-based U.S. Cellular to deliver high-speed 
4G LTE service to U.S. Cellular’s customers in several of the carrier’s 
markets. King Street Wireless is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia where it 
is recognized for its involvement in its community both through its economic 
development and philanthropic efforts. To learn more about King Street 
Wireless, visit 
About Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks is the world’s specialist in mobile broadband. We 
operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global 
experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We 
provide the world’s most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to 
maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work 
With headquarters in Espoo, Finland, we operate in over 150 countries and had 
net sales of over 14 billion euros in 2011.  
Media Enquiries 
Nokia Siemens Networks
Carol DeMatteo
External Communications, North America
Phone: +1 214 728 6197
Media Relations
Phone: +358 7140 02869
U.S. Cellular
Steve Carlson
Manager of Communications
Phone: +1 773 355 3331
* 4G LTE service is provided through King Street Wireless, a partner of U.S. 
Cellular. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 
** Nokia Siemens Networks Evolved Packet Core (EPC) is part of the Liquid Core 
and a solution that manages Mobile Broadband connectivity for subscribers’ data 
services to Internet, operators’ own network or corporate networks. It is the 
evolution of packet core for all existing 3GPP mobile networks and plays an 
essential role in migrating to next-generation mobile broadband using 
The EPC solution consists of Flexi NS (Network Server) and Flexi NG (Network 
Gateway) and provides unique flexibility with 4D scaling. With convincing 
capacity in throughput, subscriber density and signaling, operators can manage 
the data traffic explosion and millions of smart devices. Combined with 
unparalleled service intelligence, operators can ensure superior end user 
experience and manage network resource usage to maximize their revenues. 
*** Nokia Siemens Networks is leading the commercialization of Long Term 
Evolution (LTE) in terms of commercial references and live network performance. 
With commercial FDD LTE and TD-LTE networks based on the award-winning Flexi 
Multiradio Base Station family and its new LTE small cell solution Flexi Zone, 
Nokia Siemens Networks is the leader in LTE commercialization and LTE 
innovation. This top position in implementation and innovation has been 
reconfirmed by ABI Research's 2012 LTE Base Station Vendor Matrix 
Among Nokia Siemens Networks’ 77 commercial LTE deals are Azerfon in Azerbaijan 
(radio); Bell Canada (radio); Bharti Airtel in India (TD-LTE radio, EPC); 
Deutsche Telekom in Germany (radio); Du in UAE (radio); Elisa Finland, Elisa 
Estonia (radio, EPC); EMT in Estonia (radio); Hrvatski Telekom in Croatia 
(radio); KDDI in Japan (radio); KT in Korea (radio); LG U+ in Korea (radio); 
LMT in Latvia (radio, EPC); Mobily (Etisalat) in Saudi Arabia (TD-LTE radio, 
EPC); Mosaic Telecom in USA (radio, EPC); NTT DOCOMO in Japan (radio, EPC); SK 
Telecom in Korea (radio); SKY in Brazil (TD-LTE radio, EPC); SOFTBANK MOBILE in 
Japan (radio); Sonera in Finland (radio); StarHub in Singapore (radio, EPC); 
STC (Saudi Telecom Company) in Saudi Arabia (TD-LTE radio); T-Mobile in USA 
(radio, EPC); Tele2 in Estonia (radio, EPC); Tele2 in Latvia (radio; EPC); 
Tele2 in Lithuania (radio, EPC); Tele2 in Sweden (EPC); Telecom Italia (radio); 
Telefónica O2 in Germany (radio); Telenor Denmark (radio); Telia in Denmark 
(radio); Telia in Sweden (radio); Telus in Canada (radio); TMN in Portugal 
(radio, EPC); Verizon in USA (IMS for LTE) and Zain Bahrain (radio, EPC). Out 
of these, 44 operators have already commercially launched LTE and serve about 
40% of all LTE subscribers worldwide.
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