Vodafone Idea completes first phase of DSR deployment with Nokia

Nokia and Vodafone Idea announced the completion of the first phase of the world’s largest deployment of Dynamic Spectrum Refarming (DSR) in India.
Nokia AirScale small cellVodafone Idea and Nokia also announced that they have deployed the country’s biggest massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (mMIMO) installation.

Nokia said its dynamic spectrum refarming solution (DSR), which has been deployed across key cities in India, will enable Vodafone Idea to enhance user experience with optimal use of its spectrum assets.

Nokia’s solution includes its module AirScale BaseBand, which allows service providers to efficiently address the growing mobile broadband needs of subscribers in densely populated areas.

Nokia’s DSR solution also enables service providers to dynamically share spectrum across different technologies and to automatically change spectrum allocation in line with evolving spectrum usage.

Nokia, as part of the Single Radio Access Network (SRAN) contract, has also deployed more than 5,500 TD-LTE mMIMO cells in the 2500 Mhz spectrum band in eight circles (service areas) in Mumbai, Kolkata, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh (East), Uttar Pradesh (West), Rest of Bengal and Andhra Pradesh.

“Dynamic spectrum refarming provides us with more network capacity and data speed to enable us to deliver best-in-class network experience to our subscribers. Vodafone Idea was the first one to trial the DSR,” Vishant Vora, chief technology officer of Vodafone Idea, said in a statement.

“Similarly, we have the largest deployment of mMIMOs in India and our investment in mMIMO technology significantly helped us in meeting the growing data demand during the COVID-19 crisis,” Vishant Vora said.