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Pan-India GSM network to roll out

Posted: 10 Dec 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:GSM India network? softswitching solution mobile? Internet?

Tata Teleservices Ltd (TTSL), a telecom service provider in India, has partnered with Nokia Siemens Networks for its pan-India GSM network rollout. Under the terms of the partnership, Nokia Siemens Networks has been identified as one of the main vendors that will manage the operations of the networks it deploys over a period of five years. Managed services forms just one portion of the vast scope of the dealthe complete services include local supplies, network planning, project management, network rollout and systems integration activities across the national network.

"As we gear up for our GSM launch, the need of the hour is to provide quick time-to-market services that ensure better network quality and uptime," Anil Sardana, managing director at TTSL, commented on the partnership. "In keeping with this mission, we feel suitably aligned to Nokia Siemens Networks, which, with its massive services setup in the country, can provide us the required support."

Mobile Internet access
With an experience of more than 200 managed services contracts worldwide serving a subscriber base of more than 190 million, Nokia Siemens Networks is suited to launch TTSL's GSM. In addition, the communications services enabler was selected because of its mobile softswitching solutionHome Location Registerbased on its advanced Subscriber Data Management platform and the energy-efficient Flexi Base Station. TTSL will also deploy the company's packet core solution including the Flexi Intelligent Service Node for all 22 circles in the country, enabling it to offer ubiquitous mobile Internet access across subscriber segments.

"It is always greatly satisfying when we sign up a new customer," said Michael Kuehner, head for Nokia Siemens Networks in sub-region India. "But this partnership with TTSL is all the more special for us. Not only does this partnership allow us to work with one of the most prestigious names in Indian corporate history, but being selected for TTSL's GSM launch also considerably strengthens our dominance across the Indian telecom landscape. We are honored with the trust they have placed in us and will surely live up to their expectations."

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