Nokia Siemens Networks have enabled the operations in this Tuesday, 31/05, Global Network Operations Center (GNOC), located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Nextel is the first carrier to be served by the GNOC to centralize its network operations. Nokia Siemens Networks currently manages the operations of multi network providers to NII Holdings, Nextel's headquarters in five countries.
Last year, the NII has signed a contract for outsourcing of management services to Nokia Siemens Networks. This was the first such contract in Latin America and is a major Nokia Siemens Networks in the region, involving multiple vendors and different countries. The contract provides for the centralization and consolidation of network operations of NII in five Latin American countries from Brazil GNOC the third quarter of 2011.
The unit of São Paulo has the potential to meet all the operators in the Americas zone. In its initial phase, the plant of 1400 m² will allocate 193 professionals and has the capacity to house up to 350 specialists in the future. NII has signed a contract for outsourcing of management services to Nokia Siemens Networks.
In addition to managing the technology and 3G iDEN, Nextel ®, the GNOC will support and transport the IP network and data services and value-added (VAS) from multiple vendors. The migration and centralization of network operations in all five countries will be completed by July this year. The GNOC of Brazil is part of a network of three other multi GNOCs technology - two in India and one in Portugal, who manage networks of multi suppliers.