Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Aircel Awards $300 Million Contract to NSN for GSM in Northern India

Aircel has awarded a contract valued in excess of US$300 million to Nokia Siemens Networks to roll out, manage radio and core network and services in three Indian states.

Aircel, which is the Indian subsidiary of Malaysia's Maxis Group, plans to roll out services in Haryana, Punjab, and Rajasthan in April and has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to supply the GSM network and manage it for four years.

As part of the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will supply the radio, core and microwave network equipment and roll it out quickly. Nokia Siemens Networks will deliver and implement its Flexi EDGE Base Station and IP-ready FlexiHybrid Microwave radio products, as well as its mobile softswitch core network, and NetAct network management system and NetViewer element manager to help Aircel monitor, manage and optimize the network.