Ericsson bags Idea Cellular’s 3G network deal for $45 mn

idea-logoIdea cellular has chosen Ericsson as its telecom equipment vendor for 2G network modernization and 3G network rollout in Delhi. Ericsson has secured the deal from Idea Cellular for $45 million.

In February 2014 auction, Idea had secured 5Mhz spectrum in efficient 900Mhz band in Delhi for Rs 3,704.8 crore and announced its plan to rollout 3G network. Idea will be the first company in India to use efficient 900Mhz band for 3G network.

Ericsson will deploy microwave equipment, radio access network (RAN) and Operations Support Systems (OSS)  for Idea Cellular’s 2G and 3G network. Ericsson will also provide network design and manged service for Idea Cellular’s 2G and 3G network.

Idea has recently announced its plan to upgrade at least 70% of its network to 3G from the current 40% in the next three years. This deal will provide boost to its plan to be a dominant player in mobile internet space in India.

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January 11, 2015 5:24 pm 5:24 PM

Well when will idea gonna start its own 3g services in delhi??? Anyone hvng an idea plsss?? Still waiting for their own 3g network to be launched in Delhi circle bcoz they HV tied with Vodafone for 3g services in Delhi BT the speed is pathetic due to congestion of network..

Idea Cellular
January 11, 2015 8:53 pm 8:53 PM

Dear Customer,

We regret the inconvenience caused. Please share your Idea mobile number and alternate contact number and we will be glad to assist you. You can also visit our website, or call 198 from your Idea mobile.

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Customer Care, Idea Cellular

January 10, 2015 8:47 pm 8:47 PM
Don’t know about this but idea Internet IIN ad campaign is ridiculously stupid. everytime it airs on tv i just think this ad makers may be the dumbest people on earth. they are trying to say if u access Internet through their network only then u can get self education and information on the Internet how stupid is that. As even a 5 year old know that it’s the Internet which is going to help you with information not idea cellular. May they start some affordable pack then it can make some sense. Although loved their SIR JEE tvcs. Last… Read more »
January 10, 2015 3:05 pm 3:05 PM

I dont know why operators cry.. fr spectrum price.. ths 3700 cr spectrum is valid fr 20 yrs.. tht means 1 yr spectrum fees is on 180 to 190 cr.. its cheap if u gonna count their revenue on tht..