Uninor awards a Rs 1200 crore network deal to Hauwei

Uninor has signed a Rs. 1,200 crore deal with Huawei India to modernise its 24,000 base stations across the country, according to reports. Uninor has 49 million customers and is present in six circles in India. Since last year the company has expanded its network coverage by 30% and added 5,000 sites across its six operational circles taking its network coverage to 24,000 sites.

"This partnership will help in making our network future ready and help address issues like call drops," Vivek Sood, chief executive officer, Telewings Communications Services (Uninor) said. "With this ambitious drive, we will be able to offer any advanced internet service to our customers and provide a superior experience both on voice and internet," Sood said. "This project will help us reduce energy consumption by 30%. It will help in much better indoor coverage," Sood said.

Sood mentioned that the company will be launching its commercial operation in Assam soon and it is waiting for some regulatory clearances. "In this project we will modernise 24,000 sites for Uninor. This will provide superior voice and data quality, lower power consumption and better spectral efficiency," Baker Zhou, vice president, Huawei said.


By: Silky Malhotra

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