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Airtel selects NSN for TD-LTE network
02 March 2012
Nokia Siemens Networks to deliver and manage Bharti Airtel’s 4G network in Indian state of Maharashtra
Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks will build and operate a TD-LTE network for Bharti Airtel in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Bharti Airtel will deploy the TD-LTE network – due to launch commercial services later in 2012 – in the 2.3 gigahertz band, which the government has reserved for broadband wireless access technologies.
NSN said it would deliver end-user data devices offering speeds of up to 100 megabits per second. The Indian operator will effectively monitor, manage and optimise its GSM and TD-LTE networks with an operations support system from NSN.
Ashish Chowdhary, head of customer operations Asia and Middle East at NSN, said: “As Bharti Airtel’s long-standing partner, we are glad to be chosen for the launch of 4G services. With our expertise and focus on mobile broadband, we hope to assist the operator in taking mobile broadband experience to a completely new level for its customers.”
NSN said it would be responsible for network design, integration, commissioning and optimisation services as well as care services including software, hardware and competence development services. GTB
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