Vodafone Essar recently announced Nokia Siemens Networks and Ericsson India as partners for its 3G network across India. Vodafone had grabbed 3G license for 9 circles – Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai & Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra & Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh (East) and West Bengal. These allies will enable swift 3G deployment and maintain HSPA networks in these circles.
“Globally, Vodafone provides enhanced 3G experiences to a large base of customers. India is now ready for 3G, and we are committed to offer similar high-quality 3G services to our Indian customers. Ericsson and Nokia Siemens are specialists in this area and we view this as a very strategic alliance, in order to deliver and maintain a high quality network which customers will expect from Vodafone,said Marten Pieters, Managing Director, Vodafone Essar.
Vodafone selected Nokia Siemens to implement and manage its 3G HSPA network in Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra, UP(East), Rest of Bengal and Haryana. On the other hand, Vodafone selected Ericsson to provide 3G HSPA services in Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata. Nokia Siemens and Ericsson will come together to improve the end user experience.
We have recently seen that, Tata Docomo became the first private telecom operator to announce the launch of its 3G services in India. Within few hours, Airtel unofficially announced their 3G services and their 3G page went live. Tata Docomo will launch its 3G services in Diwali and other operators like Vodafone and Airtel are expected to launch their 3G services at the same time.