NEC announced an agreement with
Tata Teleservices, a telecom service operator, to deploy NEC’s iPASOLINK
platform for the transformation of TTL’s backhaul mobile transport network.
The iPASOLINK provides
customers with an ultra-flexible mobile transport network that can be adapted
for next-generation IP-based networks, while meeting the current capacity and
service demands of customers.
NEC has been associated with TTL for many years, providing
microwave equipment and services for our CDMA and GSM network rollouts. TTL is
now in the process of expanding its network for both coverage and capacity in
the mobility and enterprise business segments, which will require backhaul of
both TDM and IP traffic.
“NEC is one of our key
suppliers of microwave equipment, having a total installed base of more than
100,000 terminals. Our requirements, therefore, necessitate the deployment of
Hybrid Radio in the network. NEC’s iPASOLINK platform fully meets these
requirements and can be adapted for Next-Generation IP-based networks,” said AG Rao, executive president, Enterprise Business and Technology, TTL.
The iPASOLINK is designed to
support the transition from today’s hybrid TDM and Ethernet backhaul towards full
IP transport, while significantly reducing the cost of ownership.
iPASOLINK’s flexible modular
architecture allows operators to optimize their network strategies and to
gradually invest in step with actual service and traffic demands. This design,
combined with NEC’s unparalleled engineering reliability, ensures that
iPASOLINK delivers outstanding value to operators.
“As the Indian mobile
communication market continues its rapid expansion, operators face the
challenge of making significant investments in order to provide next generation
mobile broadband services while managing CAPEX and OPEX. This agreement between
TTL and NEC proves that mobile operators have the appetite for a single,
converged and flexible backhaul platform that they can manage and adapt
according to their network service demands,” said Takayuki Morita, senior
vice president of NEC.