Tata Teleservices appoints Nokia Siemens Networks to provide future-proof mobile backhaul network in India

December 22, 2009

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DELHI -- Tata Teleservices Limited, the leading dual-technology telecom service operator with pan-India presence, has appointed Nokia Siemens Networks to implement part of its next phase transmission network. With this, Tata Teleservices is gearing up for the upcoming growth in data traffic and enhancing IP capabilities of its existing mobile backhaul network.

"With subscribers increasingly demanding a new range of advanced services, we were looking for a partner that could further strengthen the existing transport network to support both voice and data in an efficient manner,” said A G Rao, president and chief technology officer, Tata Teleservices Limited. “Nokia Siemens Networks’ future-proof hybrid connectivity will enhance our existing transport network, providing the flexibility and scalability we need to manage the accelerated growth in mobile broadband.”

Under the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will supply its market-leading FlexiHybrid microwave radio to efficiently support both legacy Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) and newer IP traffic on a single platform. The contract also includes the FlexiMetro radio for high capacity and improved bandwidth efficiency, as well as FlexiHopper, a cost-optimized, low-capacity microwave radio for connecting base stations. These three mobile backhaul platforms provide fast wireless connections from base stations to the core of the Tata Teleservices network.

Nokia Siemens Networks’ will also deploy its NetAct Operations Support Systems platform for the efficient monitoring, management and optimization of the network to ensure high-quality end-user services as well as its NetViewer suite for managing the microwave radio networks. The full turnkey solution includes an array of services such as project management, network planning, installation and commissioning. Nokia Siemens Networks will continue to operate Tata Teleservices’ network under an existing Managed Services contract.

“As the Indian mobile communication sector continues its relentless expansion and operators invest in new infrastructure, it is imperative to keep costs in check,” said Urs Pennanen, head of the Indian region at Nokia Siemens Networks. “Our IP transformation know-how will allow Tata Teleservices to not only implement new capabilities in its network, but launch services with a shorter time-to-market and an overall reduced cost of ownership.”

Tata Teleservices Ltd.

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