Unitech is all set to launch its GSM services in December this year under the brand ‘Uninor’ and it has finalised on Nokia Siemens Networks to be its network and infrastructure partner. It will initiate its services in six circles which will include Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
Nokia Siemens Networks will also be responsible for network operations and maintenance as a part of the Managed Services contract with Uninor.
Stein Erik Vellan, Managing Director, Uninor stated that, “We are creating a new global telecom model. We call it the Telco of the Next Decade that leverages existing competencies in the market to drive cost and time efficiencies, superior quality and flexibility that future proofs our operations in a rapidly changing competitive environment. Our partnership with Nokia Siemens Networks will help us pursue our unique model in these six circles as well.”
Nokia Siemens Network intends to make use of its Flexi BTS platform to make mobile base stations. NSN claims that this technology will let it bring in the industry’s smallest and most energy-efficient mobile base station. NSN will also offer consultation and network design services to ensure smooth interlinking with Uninor’s existing infrastructure.