Astellia, a leading provider of monitoring solutions for the optimization of mobile network QoS, announced today that its contract with NII Holdings, Inc. [NASDAQ: NIHD] was extended to NII’s recently launched next generation network in Mexico, operating under the Nextel brand in Latin America. Astellia’s contract will also extend to NII’s next generation network in Brazil, which is planned to launch by the end of 2012.
NII expects to use Astellia’s end-to-end probe-based solution throughout all of its next generation wireless networks in Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru. The Astellia solution aims to provide NII with a deeper understanding of the dependency among network equipment, subscribers, mobile devices and voice and data services.
The insights gathered from the probe-based solution will allow optimization and engineering teams to quickly isolate issues affecting customer experience and identify root causes, in order to better ensure a high quality customer experience for Nextel subscribers.
“Astellia has established a solid reputation within the five Latin American markets of NII Holdings by monitoring and optimizing all of our next generation networks. Astellia’s monitoring solution is a key contributor in helping NII optimize and monetize traffic in a particularly complex multi-technology and multi-vendor environment,” said Don McElroy, vice president of budget and performance at NII Holdings.
“It is a great honor for Astellia to be chosen as a preferred partner by NII Holdings to supply its end-to-end performance monitoring solution. Astellia is proud of its value-driven relationship with NII Holdings, which has been established more than three years ago. We look forward to continuing this relationship with NII to help provide the best customer experience to its subscribers,” said Frédéric Gonzales, managing director of Americas at Astellia.
Astellia (astellia.com) is a global leader providing E2E mobile network monitoring and optimization solutions, presenting telecom operators with a clear, independent insight into their network performance and a near real-time visibility of the QoE of their subscribers. Astellia’s probe-based monitoring solution covers 2G, 3G and 4G technologies from radio access to the core network. Astellia delivers real business value by providing intelligence through a powerful product and expert service portfolio. Astellia partners with more than 180 worldwide telecom operators. Headquartered in France, Astellia has offices in Paris, New York, Reston, Singapore, Beirut, Rio de Janeiro, Prague, Saint Petersburg, Pretoria and New Delhi.
About NII Holdings, Inc.
NII Holdings, Inc. (nii.com), a publicly held company based in Reston, Va., is a provider of differentiated mobile communication services for businesses and high value consumers in Latin America. NII Holdings, operating under the Nextel brand in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Peru and Chile, offers fully integrated wireless communications tools with digital cellular voice services, data services, wireless Internet access and Nextel Direct Connect® and International Direct ConnectSM, a digital two-way radio. NII Holdings, a Fortune 500 and Barron’s 500 company, trades on the NASDAQ market under the symbol NIHD.
Nextel, the Nextel logo and Nextel Direct Connect and International Direct Connect are trademarks and/or service marks of Nextel Communications, Inc., and are used by NII’s subsidiaries under license in Latin America.