India’s leading mobile operator Idea Cellular has geared up to upgrade and enhance its GPRS/ EDGE network and selected Nokia Siemens Networks to upgrade its GPRS /EDGE GSM Network in 22 telecom circle to tap into the value-added data services market over the Mobile Internet.
By March 2010, Idea subscribers will be able to enjoy upgraded multimedia messaging, e-mail, web browsing, online music and other mobile VAS services.
Nokia Siemens Networks will add GPRS / EDGE capability to 10 telecom circle service areas, while the existing GPRS / EDGE capability in 12 other telecom circle areas will be expanded.
As part of the project, Nokia Siemens has also designed and will implement Unified Charging Solution that will enable Idea Cellular to have a single system across these locations for real time charging of the new services for both pre-paid and post-paid subscribers.
The Idea service areas where Nokia Siemens Networks will add GPRS /EDGE capability are Mumbai, Orissa, Tamil Nadu including Chennai, Kolkata and West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Punjab, Assam and North East. Nokia Siemens Networks will upgrade Idea’s existing GPRS capacity in the service areas of Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh East, Uttar Pradesh West, Haryana, Kerala, Bihar, Maharashtra and Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat.