Mobile telecom equipment firm Nokia Siemens Networks
has won a contract to upgrade the network of Bharat
Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), India''s largest carrier, the
Finnish-German joint venture said.
new access network''s high bandwidth will ensure that
BSNL''s customers can use data-intensive applications
with the highest quality and without long waiting times.
In a first step BSNL will supply 283 cities in 17 Indian
states with 800,000 new high-speed connections based
on Carrier Ethernet technology from Nokia Siemens Networks.
BSNL will roll out six million connections with the
option of an additional three million in the next three
BSNL has concluded a turnkey agreement with Nokia Siemens
Networks to modernize its access network in 17 Indian
states. By the end of July 2007, Nokia Siemens Networks
will integrate Gigabit Ethernet-capable IP DSLAMs (Digital
Subscriber Line Access Multiplexers) in the carrier''s
network and also supply the end-user devices required
A main distinguishing feature of Nokia Siemens Networks''
technical solution is that VDSL and ADSL2+ cards can
be provided in a single chassis, enabling BSNL to respond
very flexibly and on demand. In addition, the high density
multi-service access solution supports up to 1152 ports
in a single chassis, thus providing cost savings for
space and power.
will provide a total of six million new DSL connections
(ADSL2+ and VDSL) with the possibility of three million
more over the next three years and use them to offer
its customers multimedia services such as high-speed
Internet, IPTV, games and video on demand.
The agreement will run for a term of three years and
and commissioning. Training for BSNL''s technicians and
annual maintenance will be supported for five years.
agreement includes installation as well as training
and maintenance, the networks firm said, without disclosing