India’s first 3G Mobile service operator, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), has roped in Qualcomm (a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services) to jointly work towards the technical audit of the its 3G GSM network in Mumbai and Delhi. MTNL aims at enhancing the end-user experience for 3G Mobile and wireless Broadband services.
Qualcomm’s Engineering Services Group (ESG) which has experience in 3G operators worldwide, will provide engineering services to help MTNL in improving the overall 3G WCDMA /UMTS network performance, increase network capacity and help deliver superior service quality to the end consumer. MTNL is India’s first 3G operator with commercial networks in Delhi and Mumbai.
“We were keen on partnering with a
vendor-independent and trusted consultant to add value to our 3G network by carrying out a technical audit of the same,” said R. S. P Sinha, chairman and managing director of MTNL. “ESG, with their deep technical expertise and global 3G consulting experience, fit the bill perfectly and we are extremely pleased to have partnered with Qualcomm for this activity.”
“As enablers of 3G technology and solutions, we are proud to collaborate with MTNL for the auditing of their 3G networks,” said Kanwalinder Singh, senior vice president of Qualcomm and president, Qualcomm India and South Asia. “This cooperation will enable MTNL to deliver a superior user experience. This is the first 3G UMTS network audit services engagement in India for Qualcomm’s ESG and we will leverage our scale, expertise and experience to provide consulting services to MTNL. We are committed to supporting all our operator partners on their technology roadmap evolution.”