India’s third largest telecom operator Idea Cellular has partnered with Nokia to roll out 4G LTE services in three of its key telecom circles – Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Haryana.
Under the partnership Idea Cellular will deploy Nokia’s unique Single RAN technology, which enables simultaneous 2G, 3G, and 4G operation on one platform.
“Our excellent partnership with Nokia now enters a new phase as we launch 4G LTE services to bring a superior experience to our customers.” commented Himanshu Kapania, Managing Director, Idea Cellular.
Nokia will support Idea Cellular for the modernization and expansion of the operators current 2G and 3G radio access networks and core network infrastructure, spread across six 2G circles and four 3G circles. Along with this, the company will provide operational support systems to support the 4G LTE rollout.
In addition, Nokia will also provide professional services for network deployment, network planning and optimization, system integration and supervisory managed services support.
“As Idea Cellular’s preferred technology partner in 2G, 3G, and now in 4G, we will continue to support them by providing new technologies and capabilities for superior network quality.” said Sandeep Girotra, head of India Market, Nokia.” Nokia’s global experience in deploying 4G LTE networks will enable Idea Cellular to deliver an enhanced customer experience across its circles.” he added.
With this partnership, Idea Cellular will able to deliver a superior mobile data experience, with faster speeds and better smartphone performance for its subscribers in three of its most profitable telecom circles.