BSNL has signed a network modernization agreement with Nokia to support BSNL’s launch of 4G and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services in western and southern regions of India.
New VoLTE services will allow BSNL’s 4G subscribers to experience HD-quality voice and faster call connections.
Nokia will deploy the technology in 10 telecom circles in India – Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Telangana – serving large cities, businesses, technology and tourist hubs – and nearly 38 million BSNL subscribers.
The network deployment will include Nokia Single RAN software, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), Session Border Controller (SBC), CloudBand, Monetization Solution, Performance Manager, IP/MPLS and Wavence microwave technologies. Nokia Global Services will utilize its expertise and best practices to ensure high network and service quality.
Anupam Shrivastava, Chairman and Managing Director, BSNL said, “We are really proud to have technology partner like Nokia with whom we are working in South and West Zone of the country, rolling out the latest single RAN Technology and further moving towards 5G, in direction with our aim to offer the best.”
Sanjay Malik, head of India Market at Nokia said, “We are pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with BSNL on this important project in India. The deployment of our technologies will enable BSNL to launch exciting new voice and data services, satisfying growing demand in India.”