Vodafone today announced Nokia Siemens Networks and Ericsson India as partners for its 3G network across India. These allies will enable 3G deployment; create synergy between GSM and 3G networks, and maintain HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) networks in nine of Vodafone’s 3G license circles. These circles – Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai & Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra & Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh (East) and West Bengal – cover over 60% of the Company’s current customer base. Vodafone will utilise the latest HSPA technology to deliver new services like video telephony, mobile broadband, mobile TV and others.
Vodafone selected Ericsson to provide exclusive 3G HSPA services in India’s largest metropolitan cities of Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata. Vodafone has also acquired the services of Nokia Siemens to implement and manage its 3G HSPA network in the 6 circles of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra, UP(East), Rest of Bengal and Haryana. Both network partners will collaborate with Vodafone to improve the end user experience.