Siemens bags Euro 30 M contract from Escotel

Thursday, 29 May 2003, 07:00 Hrs
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NEW DELHI: Siemens has bagged an order worth euro 30m from Escotel cellular operator in Uttar Pradesh (West), Haryana and Kerala - for the expansion and upgradation of their GSM network.

The contract, spread over three years, includes the installation of new Mobile Switching Centres with more advanced capabilities for enhancing the coverage and capacity to meet the increasing customer base and traffic.

Siemens will replace the existing Mobile Switching Centres (MSCs) with new upgraded switches in UP (West) and Kerala immediately, and Haryana thereafter. The new upgraded MSCs will be capable of high-speed data services like multimedia messaging which allows customers to exchange pictures and video content with their cellular phones. The switch will support all advanced features like advanced call routing and carrier pre-selection, fax and data and will also be seamlessly upgradable to 3G data services.

The contract also envisages an aggressive coverage and capacity expansion with installation of over 100 BTS’ within the first three months. The enhanced capacities will take care of the increased traffic, which is rising rapidly with an increasing customer base and higher usage trends. This will be followed by an addition of 500 BTS’ over the next three years for new sites as well as for replacement of older BTS’.
Source: IANS
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