NSN rolls out network for Vodafone in 7 new regions
Telecom equipment vendor Nokia Siemens Network (NSN) on Monday said it has completed telecom operator Vodafone’s order for deploying infrastructure in seven new regions across the country.
NSN has completed deployment of infrastructure in seven circles-- Assam, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, North East and Orissa, NSN said in a statement.
NSN is already Vodafone Essar’s existing infrastructure partner in 12 other regions, the statement added.
NSN declined to comment on the size of the project.
"The new network roll out has been completed in ten months," it said adding that the planning and building of the seven networks was undertaken as a part of the first phase of a three-year expansion contract awarded to Nokia Siemens Networks in 2008.
Further expansion would be carried on through 2010, it said.
“India’s vast geography and varied topology, in addition to the acute power shortage in remote areas, make network expansion a challenging task,” NSN Head (Vodafone Customer Team) C B Velayuthan said.