Airtel to enhance its 3G network in Mumbai, West Bengal and Bihar, Using radio access network advanced platform

Airtel will enhance its 3G network in the Mumbai, West Bengal and Bihar telecom circles using Nokia’s latest Single RAN (radio access network) Advanced platform.  The deal includes an India-first dual band, dual carrier 3G network implementation, refarming 900 MHz to complement Mumbai’s existing 3G network on 2100 MHz. This will enable higher throughput and thus improved 3G services.


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Under the contract, Nokia Networks will supply its Single RAN Advanced platform, based on its energy-efficient Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station. This multi-standard radio platform is optimal because it will also support Bharti Airtel in its TD-LTE rollout and pave the way to FDD-LTE in the near future.

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In addition, Nokia Networks will deploy its Flexi Lite Base Station, a small all-in-one base station optimized for indoor and outdoor micro-cell deployments to provide the best coverage in densely crowded areas. Nokia will also supply its extremely compact, highly scalable and flexible multi-technology, all-IP multicontroller RNC (mcRNC).


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November 14, 2014 10:57 am 10:57 AM

It’s true, from last few days i’m getting Airtel 3G network in my area (Village near Ghatal) but speed is not so high. showed 4.4mbps max. But with just 2/3 towers in village area, you can’t expect too much. Hope Airtel will enhance network capacity shortly.

November 14, 2014 6:41 pm 6:41 PM

dude come-on,4.4 mbps is really a good speed. most people in cities don’t get that much speed!

November 13, 2014 11:31 pm 11:31 PM

Are there any deadlines that Airtel has committed to implement this advanced technology? Please reply or update the article if you know any such deadline. Thanks a lot!

November 13, 2014 11:10 pm 11:10 PM

Everything is fine. What about the backup power supply for the mobile towers?. Again using diesel generators and polluting the environment?. No solar cell based mobile towers?. If this is the case everyone must pressurize the mobile operators to use solar powered mobile towers.

November 14, 2014 8:56 am 8:56 AM

In my town indus tower has soler power generator don’t know about others