The provision of actual services is the responsibility of the mobile switching centres
. These also incorporate the visitor location register to which all subscribers in a specific location area are connected.
With 2 Mobile Switching Centres
(exchanges) and several Radio Base Stations (RBSs) Paktel's coverage area comprises of over 30,000 square kilometres which includes the cities of Karachi, Lahore, Chunian, Gujrat, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Sheikhupura, Wazirabad, Gujranwala, Murree, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Charsadda and Nowshera.
Expansion is anticipated in Tier 3-5 markets, wireless towers and mobile switching centres
, mission critical data centres and media hubs to enable transport connectivity back to major carrier hubs and Internet backbone on-ramps in major metro areas for US customers, the company said.
The deployments for Phase 3 include base station controllers (BSC), mobile switching centres
(MSC), "boomer" cells and other base transceiver stations (BTS), and takes advantage of Nortel Networks being a supplier with wireless data networks operating in all three advanced technologies--GPRS, CDMA2000 and UMTS.
With this deal, Nokia will supply its own mobile switching centres
, home location registers, base station controllers and base stations.
Nokia will supply GSM network infrastructure equipment to Pannon GSM, including Nokia mobile switching centres
, base stations and base station controllers.
Alcatel-Lucent will provide additional mobile switching centres
and base stations to upgrade Reliance's CDMA and GSM network under the terms of the contract.
Telecomms network equipment provider Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd (Huawei) has announced it has signed a contract with Belgian mobile operator Mobistar for the deployment of Mobile Switching Centres
(MCS) for the unification of 2G/3G Mobistar core network.