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Nokia Siemens wins BSNL network upgrade deal news
06 June 2007
Mumbai: 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.

The 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 years.

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 for subscribers.

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.

BSNL 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 comprises installation and commissioning. Training for BSNL''s technicians and annual maintenance will be supported for five years.

The agreement includes installation as well as training and maintenance, the networks firm said, without disclosing financial details.

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