Nokia Siemens Networks bags $ 150 mn contract from IDEA

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Chennai, Dec 18 (UNI) Nokia Siemens Networks today announced that it has won an US Dollar 150 million contract from IDEA Cellular Ltd, a leading Indian GSM mobile service provider and an Aditya Birla Group company, to build and provide managed services for a greenfield GSM network in Bihar.

The three-year contract would include supply of GSM or GPRS and Short Message Service Centre (SMSC) equipment, network implementation, roll out project management, service for third party products and managed services, a company release said here.

As part of the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks would not only provide managed services such as operating and maintaining network infrastructure, but also deliver project management services for roll out, supply and services of third party solutions, network implementation and customer care services.

This was a reinforcement of Nokia Siemens Network's status as the sole supplier of GPRS and SMSC equipment to IDEA Cellular across all its circles, the release added.


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