Nokia is slowly coming back to the front line of mobile business. And for starters, the company on Thursday announced it had grabbed a 3G contract from Bharti Airtel.
According to the Finish mobile giant, this new contract will help Airtel, India's leading telecom operator, expand its 3G network in places such as Mumbai, West Bengal, and Bihar circles, with the help of its new Single RAN platform while implementing a dual-band, dual carrier 3G network.
"Nokia Networks [Thursday] announced that it has bagged a 3G contract from Bharti Airtel that will help Airtel expand its 3G network in the Mumbai, West Bengal and Bihar telecom circles using Nokia's latest Single RAN (radio access network) Advanced platform."
"The deal includes an India-first dual band, dual carrier 3G network implementation, refarming 900MHz to complement Mumbai's existing 3G network on 2100MHz. This will enable higher throughput and thus an improved 3G experience for Bharti Airtel's customers," a statement issued by Nokia Networks said on Thursday.
"The association with Nokia is in line with this and will enable residents in Mumbai, West Bengal and Bihar also to experience Airtel's superior 3G network," Bharti Airtel's director of network services group Abhay Savargaonkar said.
As of now, the company already offers 4G services using TDD LTE technology on 2,300MHz band in Ludhiana, Mohali, Bangalore, Kolkata, Pune, Chandigarh and Panchkula.
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