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Nokia Siemens bags GSM contract in India

Posted: 27 Oct 2009     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:India GSM contract  network  3G 

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has secured Unitech Wireless' contract to supply GSM network for the operations in six circles that include Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. NSN will also be responsible for network operation and maintenance as a part of the Managed Services contract with the mobile operator.

"We are creating a new global telecom model. We call it the Telco of the Next Decade that leverages existing competencies in the market to drive cost and time efficiencies, superior quality and flexibility that future proofs our operations in a rapidly changing competitive environment. Our partnership with Nokia Siemens Networks will help us pursue our unique model in these six circles as well." said Stein Erik Vellan, Managing Director, Unitech Wireless.

The network will be built using NSN's Flexi BTS platform, claimed to be the smallest and most energy-efficient mobile base station. It enables service providers to provide excellent coverage to subscribers using a minimal number of base stations, helping them reduce their CO2 footprint and energy costs. The future-proof Flexi BTS platform is 3G and LTE-ready, enabling a smooth migration to new technologies. In addition, NSN is deploying its mobile softswitching solution, which can bring savings in operating expenses of up to 70 per cent.

NSN will also provide its full range of services: Network Implementation, Consulting and Systems Integration to provide network design and ensure smooth interworking with Unitech Wireless' existing infrastructure, Care for fault management and Managed Services for efficient network management.

"India is among the fastest growing telecom markets in the world. Nokia Siemens Networks' Flexi BTS and Managed Services offerings will allow Unitech Wireless, as a new operator in a competitive market, to reduce its time to market and yet maintain market competitiveness through a more efficient cost base," said Urs Pennanen, head of India region, NSN.

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