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Nokia-Siemens Networks to enhance IDEA networks

Nokia Siemens Networks will add GPRS capability to 10 IDEA telecom service area.

Written by Expressindia.com | New Delhi |
June 18, 2009 5:25:58 pm

Nokia Siemens Networks will add GPRS capability to 10 IDEA telecom service areas,while the existing GPRS capability in 12 other areas will be expanded.

Nokia Siemens Networks will add GPRS capability are Mumbai,Orissa,Tamil Nadu including Chennai,Kolkata & West Bengal,Jammu & Kashmir,Karnataka,Punjab,Assam & North East.

IDEA Cellular is upgrading its network in 22 telecom service areas to tap into the lucrative value added data services market. By March 2010,subscribers will be able to enjoy multimedia messaging,email,web browsing,online music and other innovative mobile services. The services will be enabled by Nokia Siemens Networks’ GPRS technology and Unified Charging Solution.

“The value added services market in India holds tremendous potential. The greater opportunity lies in data services,and in expanding our capabilities and service portfolio in this area,” said Anil Tandan,Chief Technology Officer,IDEA Cellular.

As part of the project,Nokia Siemens Networks has also designed and will implement a charging solution that will enable IDEA Cellular to use a single system across these locations for real time charging of the new services for both prepaid and postpaid subscribers.

“Customer life-cycle management entails building a flexible ecosystem of multiple partners that can develop innovative applications and content quickly,and at the right price points,” said Michael Kuehner,Country Head,Nokia Siemens Networks.

Nokia Siemens Networks will also upgrade IDEA’s existing GPRS capacity in the service areas of Delhi,Andhra Pradesh,Uttar Pradesh East,Uttar Pradesh West,Haryana,Kerala,Bihar,Maharashtra and Goa,Madhya Pradesh,Himachal Pradesh,Rajasthan and Gujarat.

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