Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) is likely to bag $200 million 2G and 3G contract from Vodafone India.
The contract will enable Vodafone India to enhance capacities in 19 2G and 6 3G networks. The Finnish telecom equipment maker will be the mobile infrastructure and managed services delivery partner, Economic Times reported.
Recently, Vodafone announced special mobile Internet initiative – driven by 2G and 3G — in the country.
In June 2013, Vodafone India’s data usage increased 29 percent compared to Q4 as a result of an increased number of data customers and increased usage per customer, particularly among 3G customers. At 30 June 2013 active data customers reached 41.2 million, including approximately 3.7 million 3G subscribers.
The new deal will address Vodafone customers’ data demands. ( Telecom network quality gets priority at Airtel and Vodafone )
The deal is significant for NSN. NSN India revenue in the first half of 2013 declined 16.5 percent to EUR 314 million from EUR 376 million.