Nokia Siemens Networks has emerged as the leading 3G mobile infrastructure and services vendor in India with 30% market share. The company has won deals from Aircel, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Tata Teleservices and Vodafone for the deployment of 3G networks in twenty of the country’s telecom circles. With the rapid growth of smart mobile devices in India, a strong 3G infrastructure will boost the country’s broadband penetration.
“3G promises a transformation for India. The opportunity given by our customers to build one third of India’s 3G network infrastructure allows us to implement industry benchmarked practices learnt on networks that serve more than half of the world’s 3G subscribers,” said Ashish Chowdhary, head of Customer Operation East and head of India Region for Nokia Siemens Networks. “Our customer-focused approach, combined with strong local capabilities and our industry leading 3G solutions designed to deliver fastest-time-to-market were all instrumental in winning our customers’ confidence.”
Nokia Siemens Networks has won 3G deals in 13 category B circles, some of India’s fastest growing areas. A rapid adoption of 3G in these circles can substantially bridge India’s digital divide by making mobile broadband available across these regions. Additionally, Nokia Siemens Networks strengthened its portfolio with 3G deals in four category A circles, two Metro circles and one Category C circle (Bihar).
Most of these 3G deals include managed services contracts, which further reiterate Nokia Siemens Networks’ position as the clear leader in supplying managed services in India. Nokia Siemens Networks is now the largest partner to Vodafone and Idea Cellular for their 3G roll outs.
Currently a GSM market leader and serving 10 operators in managed services, packet core and GSM-R markets, Nokia Siemens Networks has consolidated its leadership position further in India thanks to its leadership 3G leadership.
Nokia Siemens Networks’ award winning, compact, easy to install and energy saving LTE-enabled Flexi Base Station and Radio Network Controller will make 3G services come alive for these five operators. Nokia Siemens Networks has also extended its advanced data traffic management capabilities to improve end-user experience and handle the impending data traffic explosion from the growth of smart devices through its Quality-of-Service features for optimizing 3G/HSPA/HSPA+ networks.
NetAct, the vendor’s network management platform enables consolidated configuration, monitoring and optimization of the network. All network and service management done for Nokia Siemens Networks’ 3G projects in India are based on NetAct.
Nokia Siemens Networks is uniquely positioned to partner with operators for deploying the most optimal BWA technologies. With 27 commercial LTE deals already to its credit, Nokia Siemens Networks is the industry leader in LTE. Nokia Siemens Networks recently demonstrated the world’s first TD-LTE video call on 2.3GHz using commercial hardware in its Bengaluru R&D centre. The company is now engaging with all BWA customers to showcase commercially available TD-LTE technology apart from working closely with all stakeholders in the ecosystem stakeholders to ready TD-LTE for commercial launch by end of 2011.