Tuesday, June 5, 2007

India's BSNL Selects NSN for Access Expansion -- ADSL2+/VDSL2

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), India's largest carrier, has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to modernize its access network in 17 Indian states. The project involves 800,000 new high-speed connections based on Carrier Ethernet technology from Nokia Siemens Networks. Specifically, by the end of July 2007, Nokia Siemens Networks will integrate Gigabit Ethernet-capable IP DSLAMs in the carrier's network and also supply the end-user devices required for subscribers.

A main distinguishing feature of Nokia Siemens Networks' technical solution is that VDSL and ADSL2+ cards can be provided in a single chassis. In addition, the high density multi-service access solution supports up to 1152 ports in a single chassis, thus providing cost savings for space and power.

BSNL will provide a total of six million new DSL connections (ADSL2+ and VDSL) with the possibility of three million more over the next three years and use them to offer its customers multimedia services such as high-speed Internet, IPTV, games and video on demand.

The agreement will run for a term of three years and comprises installation and commissioning. Training for BSNL's technicians and annual maintenance will be supported for five years. Financial terms were not disclosed.



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