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Qualcomm, MTNL enhance 3G services in India

Posted: 08 Sep 2009     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:India 3G service  network  3G 

India-based state-owned telecom services provider Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) and Qualcomm Inc. have partnered on a technical audit of MTNL's 3G network aimed at enabling superior 3G services experience.

MTNL will work with Qualcomm's Engineering Services Group (ESG), a part of Qualcomm Corporate Engineering Services. MTNL is the country's first 3G operator with commercial networks in Delhi and Mumbai. ESG, which provides engineering services expertise to 3G operators worldwide, will engage with MTNL to assess and recommend modifications in their UMTS network design and dimensioning pursuant to performance audit services. The aim is to enable MTNL to enhance overall network performance, increase network capacity and help deliver superior service quality to the end consumer.

"We were keen on partnering with a vendor-independent and trusted consultant to add value to our 3G network by carrying out a technical audit of the same," said RSP Sinha, chairman and managing director of MTNL. "ESG, with their deep technical expertise and global 3G consulting experience, fit the bill perfectly and we are extremely pleased to have partnered with Qualcomm for this activity."

"As enablers of 3G technology and solutions, we are proud to collaborate with MTNL for the auditing of their 3G networks," said Kanwalinder Singh, senior VP of Qualcomm and president, Qualcomm India and South Asia. "This cooperation will enable MTNL to deliver a superior user experience. This is the first 3G UMTS network audit services engagement in India for Qualcomm's ESG and we will leverage our scale, expertise and experience to provide consulting services to MTNL. We are committed to supporting all our operator partners on their technology roadmap evolution."

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