NII Holdings Renews Confidence In Astellia With Major Next Generation Extension Contract

Astellia announced today that its contract with NII Holdings, Inc. was extended to NII's next generation network in Mexico and Brazil.

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 Frederic Gonzales, managing director of Americas at Astellia.