MAM

Nokia and Bharti sign $125 million contract for service expansion

MUMBAI: Bharti Tele-Ventures has chosen Nokia to expand its managed GSM/GPRS/Edge networks in eight circles for a contract worth $ 125 million.

As per the contract, Nokia will provide managed services and expand Bharti's Airtel networks in the circles of Mumbai, Maharashtra (including Goa), Gujarat, Bihar (including Jharkhand) and Orissa over a three-year period.

Additionally, Nokia has also been mandated to provide managed services and expand Airtel networks in the three other circles of Kolkata, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh.

 

Nokia's managed capacity expansion will further help Airtel cover more than 5,000 towns up from 2,700 across India. The phased expansion into these towns and villages starts immediately and is likely to be completed by March 2006.

The expansion will double Bharti's network capacity, providing reduced congestion, seamless coverage and enhanced quality, to all Bharti customers. As part of the contract, Nokia will continuously deliver radio and core network equipment and services based on Bharti's capacity requirements, delivering a cost-efficient rollout of on-demand capacity.

 

 

Nokia will also be deploying its Connect GSM Solution for expanding network coverage in rural areas in a cost effective manner. This includes solutions for radio access, core network, network management systems and services that will reduce the total cost of ownership for Bharti and allow it to optimally target the low average revenue per user customer.

 

 

Bharti Tele-Ventures president mobility Manoj Kohli said, "To sustain India's economic growth, it is imperative to take the benefits of mobile communications to the rural consumers. We at Bharti realise that and have embarked on a significant network expansion exercise into rural areas. Nokia with its cutting edge technology and optimised network solutions for rural areas will help us deliver economically viable services to the low revenue consumers."

Nokia Networks country director India Ashish Chowdhary said, "Nokia is proud to collaborate with Bharti on its initiative to take mobile services to rural India. Our extensive managed services capability combined with our comprehensive and high quality product portfolio makes a strong business case for Bharti to provide affordable mobile services to these rural consumers. This expansion reiterates Nokia's commitment to India, fulfilling our promise to bring high-quality equipment and services to provide world class mobile services to the Indian consumers."

In 2004, Nokia had signed a $ 275 million contract with Bharti for supply of equipment for two years and for managed services for three years, across the five circles.

Nokia has contracted managed services with 34 clients in 28 countries, and has provided operating services for over 20 operators globally.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/25/gurukul.jpg?itok=bPkYLh9n
Cricketer Yuvraj Singh joins as partner and brand ambassador at Creator's Gurukul

Cricketing icon Yuvraj Singh has become partner and brand ambassador of Delhi-based new-age business space and services provider Creator’s Gurukul, and agreed to be the face-of-the-brand for the next four years.

MAM Marketing Brands
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/25/suhas.jpg?itok=4sIdtyGy
Rickshaw's design unit nets Future Consumer, Cambay Tiger & BarBar

Mumbai-based creative and communication agency Rickshaw has announced the launch of its design unit so as to cater to client needs and communication requirements.

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/25/Anupam%20Roy_1.jpg?itok=XGD4mlA1
JSW portable slag cement TVC launched

MUMBAI: ITW Playworx, the entertainment, media & communication arm of ITW Consulting, conceptualised and managed the launch of JSW Portable Slag Cement and celebration of Salboni Plant at Kolkata recently.

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/25/Untitled-1.jpg?itok=--vdD5Ui
Brand Street sets up fourth branch in Chennai

MUMBAI: Brand Street India , an integrated marketing agency, continues geographic expansion with the opening of it’s branch in Chennai. This will be the brand’s fourth office in India and second office in southern India after Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. The Chennai branch will be headed by Sreeram...

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/25/Aditya_Birla_Fashion.jpg?itok=MSuO2mO0
Aditya Birla Fashion embarks on national expansion

MUMBAI: Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd.’s Van Heusen Innerwear & Athleisure business has announced a pan-India growth plan in this emerging segment. Since its foray last year, Van Heusen Innerwear & Athleisure has created a strong presence across 1700+ outlets across 80+ towns in South...

MAM Marketing Brands
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/19/guest.jpg?itok=aSc2eH-h
Guest Column: Start-up hacks: A cheat sheet for success

With the convergence of technology and media, we are witnessing tremendous activity in the start-up space.  From content to distribution to broadcast to affiliate opportunities, there is no dearth of new ideas and their backers.  Surprisingly not all of them are covering all their bases to crack...

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/24/test.jpg?itok=m4erCRO8
India-Sri Lanka test series net a bagful of ground & instadia sponsors

The folks at India-based sports management firm ITW Consulting are sporting broad smiles on their faces. The reason: a clutch of brands has signed up as on-ground sponsors for the upcoming India vs Sri Lanka test series starting 26 July in the Emerald isle.

MAM Marketing Brands
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/24/ch.jpg?itok=Nyf60UeV
Gutenberg appoints Christina Daniels as director of content for India

Renowned content writer and author Christina Daniels has joined Gutenberg as director of content for India.

MAM Media and Advertising People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/24/tip.jpg?itok=OW-Erj_P
WATConsult gives humorous twist to Motilal Oswal marketing TIP

WATConsult, a leading and awarded digital and social media agency, part of Dentsu Aegis Network along with Motilal Oswal, India’s leading financial service company has launched a digital campaign called #TheOnlyTIP.

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories