Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) bagged a new 3G network rollout contract from Tata Teleservices (TTSL). The network will be based on WCDMA and will conform to HSPA+ levels.
“There is huge demand for mobile Internet access in India, and that’s what 3G brings,” said AG Rao, chief technology officer and president, Enterprise Business, TTSL. “We want to move quickly, which is why we’re the first to secure our key 3G technology and services supplier. Nokia Siemens Networks has demonstrated capabilities in our previous 2G deployments, and with its technological superiority it has facilitated us with the fastest time-to-market for new services, and the best value for combined operating and capital costs for mobile networks.”
Under the deal, NSN will supply its LTE-ready Flexi Multiradio Base Stations and also provide network implementation and managed services. It will provide its NetAct network management system to monitor, manage and optimize the 3G/HSPA+ network, and supply other operational support systems.
“We are committed to a rapid rollout of TTSL’s network,” said Urs Pennanen, head of India Region, Nokia Siemens Networks. “Our strong local 3G expertise will allow us to create a truly efficient and high-quality network that will delight TTSL customers. This deployment embeds the latest mobile technology in the Tata Teleservices network preparing it for future demand.”
The financial details of the contract remain undisclosed.