Nokia Siemens Netowork (NSN) today announced that it has been selected by Uninor the JV between Unitech Wireless and Norway’s Telenor to roll out a new GSM network in 6 telecom circles of India. Earlier the NSN also get a contract from Uninor to deploy GPRS network for all 22 telecom circles.
The 2G based 2.75 GSM network rollout contract includes Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh telecom circles. The contract requires NSN to operate and maintain the network under its managed services offerings.
Stein Erik Vellan, Managing Director,Unitech Wireless stated that “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.”
According to the Nokia Siemens Network, It will make use of its Flexi BTS platform, which the company claims is the industry’s smallest and most energy-efficient mobile base station. NSN will also offer range of services such as GSM Network Implementation to build the network, 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.
According to the company Uninor, has licenses to operate in all 22 circles across India, is launching state-of-the-art telecommunication services to provide advanced wireless voice, data and ILD and NLD services.
Uninor (Unitech Wireless) proposes to succeed in this highly attractive and fast growing telecom market, with a strong differentiator in customer experience and service delivery. Unitech Wireless, in which Norway’s Telenor is taking a 67 percent stake, has got wireless spectrum in 21 service areas, excluding Delhi, in the world’s fastest growing wireless market.