IDEA Cellular, Pan India mobile service operator today announced that it has commissioned Nokia Siemens Network (NSN) to build and manage its 3G HSPA network in four telecom circles and supply equipment.
Under the contract, NSN will deploy its base stations, provide network implementation, project management, care and maintenance services, and give support to the operator in managing its 3G network in four circles -Uttar Pradesh (East), Uttar Pradesh (West), Kerala and Haryana.
Idea Cellular had won 3G spectrum for 10 telecom circles – Maharashtra & Goa, Gujarat, Andra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh & Chattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, UP (East) UP (West), Punjab, Haryana and Kerala.
Anil Tandan, Chief Technology Officer, Idea Cellular steted “We believe that 3G has the potential to transform the way people communicate and the way businesses run. Our goal is to empower our subscribers by offering a reliable 3G mobile network that provides high-quality experience of voice and data services. Nokia Siemens Networks, as a world leader in 3G and as a long-standing partner for our GSM services, is well positioned to build our 3G network. It will allow us to reach our customers with new and innovative services in the shortest time possible and in a cost-efficient manner.”