Plans to complete the entire modernization of 25000 network sites by Q1 2017
Deploys new state-of-the-art equipment to make them future ready
Better quality of coverage with higher spectral efficiency
Achieves 25% energy efficiency and increases data throughput by 20%
Telenor India today announced modernization of 10,000 network sites in all its six operating circles. This is part of the network modernization programme that Telenor India had embarked upon in 2015 to swap its entire 25000 sites with state-of-the-art equipment to deliver high speed internet and enhanced voice experience to its customers in the circle. This is the fastest upgrade on a live network in the telecom industry with nearly 50 sites being swapped in a day. The company aims to complete the swap of its remaining sites by Q1 of 2017.
“The network modernization programme shows our commitment to offer enhanced network quality experience and enrich the lives of our customers with affordable and relevant services. In a spectrum constrained and highly competitive business environment, the efficiencies we derive from the new network will help us maintain a cost efficient operation and be future ready to manage the increasing demand from our customers for data services,” said Sharad Mehrotra, CEO, Telenor (India) Communications.
The modernized sites have deployed Lean GSM solution that improves the network capacity by nearly 25% using the same spectrum resources and provides superior voice and data experience.
“We are delighted to achieve this milestone and committed to extend benefits of affordable and high speed mobile services. This is a step towards becoming a preferred partner in the digital journey of our mass market customers. We are becoming future ready and this project will enable us to launch relevant services on any technology by ensuring that we make life full paisa vasool for our customers,” said Tanveer Mohammad, chief operating officer, Telenor India.
At the sites which have been migrated to new technology, Telenor has seen an increase in voice and data traffic. The network congestion has reduced and data throughput has increased resulting in improved network experience for its customers. In addition, the new equipment is environment friendly as it consumes up to 30% less power.
Telenor Group has an ambition of providing “Internet For All” and aims to have 200 million customers accessing data services on its network globally. In India, the company has taken a target of having 50% of its users to access Internet by 2017. This project will help us in achieving this ambition. In revenue market share and customer market share, Telenor India is number 4 in its six operational circles.