Lucent bags $30 M Tata tele deal
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Lucent bags $30 M Tata tele deal

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 18 June 2004, 07:00 Hrs
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BANGALORE: Lucent Technologies has announced it has been awarded a contract worth nearly $30 million to support the CDMA network expansion of Tata Teleservices in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Lucent will provide equipment, software and services to increase the coverage and capacity of Tata's network in this market.

Under the agreement, Lucent will supply Tata Teleservices with Lucent Flexent base stations that support 3G CDMA20001X service as well as upgrades for its mobile switching centers. The deployment will increase voice capacity on the network and enable Tata Teleservices to deliver a variety of value-added mobile high-speed data services such as video streaming and high-speed Internet access to more customers.

"This contract highlights Lucent's leadership in the CDMA market in India and underscores its strong relationship with Tata Teleservices", said Cindy Christy, president of Lucent's Mobility Solutions Group. "We appreciate the opportunity to support Tata Teleservices' CDMA network expansion and are pleased to be able to help them deliver compelling new 3G services to their business and consumer customers."

This contract builds on Lucent's existing relationship with Tata Teleservices, which goes back to 1997.

"At Tata Teleservices, we are rapidly expanding across circles and increasing our range of value added services. Lucent's leadership in the development and deployment of CDMA spread-spectrum technology, coupled with its strong customer support capabilities in India were key factors in our decision to select Lucent for this project," said Mr. Ajay Madan, chief technology officer, Tata Teleservices.

Backed by Bell Labs innovations, Lucent is the global market leader in CDMA technologies. Lucent has deployed more than 90,000 spread-spectrum base stations for mobile operators worldwide, more than 50,000 of which are currently supporting 3G services.


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