Airtel and Nokia partner to roll out 3G in five circles

By : |July 1, 2015 0
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NEW DELHI, INDIA: Bharti Airtel has selected Nokia Networks to roll out its 3G network in 5 new telecom circles and network expansion in 3 existing telecom circles.

Under the 4-year contract, the company will provide its radio elements and services expertise to power Bharti Airtel’s infrastructure.

Deal details

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-Network planning and optimization, network implementation, network operations, project management and care services, including hardware and software maintenance as well as competence development

-Compact and energy-efficient Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station, a software-defined radio platform complemented with Flexi Lite Base Station, a small all-in-one base station optimized for indoor and outdoor micro-cell deployments with superior capacity and coverage in densely crowded areas

-Extremely compact, highly scalable and flexible multi-technology, all-IP multicontroller RNC (mcRNC)

-NetAct, a cloud-ready virtualized OSS, for effective and consolidated monitoring and optimization

Abhay Savargaonkar, director of Network Services Group, Bharti Airtel, said: “We are happy to further extend our long term association with Nokia Networks towards innovating our network’s service delivery mechanism and deliver a host of multi-media apps as well as services for Airtel customers. We see this association underscoring Airtel’s constant focus on building a world-class, next-generation smartphone network for its customers”

Sandeep Girotra, vice president and head of India Market, Nokia Networks, said: “The strong traction in India’s 3G market, driven by the rising demand for data-intensive apps and services, is the primary impetus behind Bharti Airtel’s 3G expansion initiatives with Nokia Networks. With this project, we have further strengthened Bharti’s 3G proposition in 8 business-critical circles in India including 5 new circles, adding yet another dimension to our collaboration which continues to gain momentum with such strategic engagements.”

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