Nokia Siemens Networks said Monday it will
provide a digital network for Zain, a mobile phone operator
in Saudi Arabia, in a deal valued at about $935 million.
The contract includes operations, support systems,
maintenance and services over five years for the network
which will use 2G and 3G (second and third generation)
Nokia Siemens Networks is the sole supplier of Zain Saudis
core network, the FinnishGerman company said.
This deal is one of the most important in Nokia Siemens
Networks history, and also very strategic for our growth in
Africa as Zain is present in more than 14 countries in the
region, said Walid Moneimne, head of the companys Middle
East and African operations. Read more
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