Tuesday, December 7, 2010

India's Aircel Selects Nokia Siemens Networks for 3G

Aircel has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to supply, deploy and manage its HSPA+ network in three telecom circles -- Punjab, Kolkata and the rest of West Bengal. Nokia Siemens Networks has supplied and continues to manage Aircel's GSM/EDGE network in six circles of the country. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Nokia Siemens Networks will supply its compact Flexi Base Stations and Radio Network Controller that are not only easy to deploy, but also reduce energy consumption of the network. As part of the deal, Nokia Siemens Networks will also provide a mobile packet backbone network, security solutions, and its multi-vendor network management and optimization software, NetAct. Nokia Siemens Networks will operate and manage Aircel's 3G network for four years under a managed services contract.

Using its global service delivery model, it will also deliver network implementation, optimization, network management, operations and maintenance services remotely from its Global Network Solutions Center (GNSC).