India’s emerging telecom operator Videocon mobile service has partnered with Nokia Siemens Networks for its 4G LTE network roll out in India. According to various media reports Videocon is all set to launch 4G LTE service in India by second half of 2013.
“We intend to engage Nokia Siemens Networks as our Technology partner for our 4G Network Rollout in the country. The partnership will be a revolutionary step in bringing next generation of efficient mobile broadband services. 4G Network is capable of providing comprehensive IP based telecom solutions that allows voice, data and streamed multimedia services in a seamless manner at much higher data speed than the existing generation network including 2G and 3G.
This, going forward shall address consumer requirement of enhanced data service experience including Video Chat, Mobile TV, HD TV content, digital video broadcasting etc and overhaul the existing mobile data communication in the country Nokia Siemens Network is our technology partner for 2G Network, and we are very happy with the services offered. We look forward to having a long-term partnership with Nokia Siemens Network, the world leader in LTE innovation, to bring about a way forward for the next data communication revolution to the engaged consumers of the country.” commented Arvind Bali, Director and CEO, Videocon Mobile Services.
In the recent held spectrum auction Videocon won liberalized spectrum license in six telecom circles which includes Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana,Gujarat UP west, UP east, Bihar and Jharkhand. With this license one can use it for both voice and data services on 2G, 3G and 4G LTE services. Videocon will be using special 4G based FDD LTE technology to deploy next generation services in the country.
“We will be pleased to partner with Videocon Mobile Services to launch 4G LTE services in India in order to further drive mobile broadband usage and bring superior experience to consumers. Nokia Siemens Networks is a leader in the commercialization and innovation LTE, serving millions of LTE subscribers in commercial FDD-LTE and TD-LTE networks worldwide. Our unique track record is based on award-winning platforms like the Flexi Multiradio Base Station family and experience in deploying LTE on all major frequency bands and we will be happy to bring some of these cutting edge technologies to the country through Videocon Mobile Services“, commented Sandeep Girotra, Head of India Region, Nokia Siemens Networks.