TTSL inks mobile backhaul deal with NSN

18 Dec 2009

Finnish vendor Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has announced that it has been selected by Indian telco Tata Teleservices (TTSL) to implement part of its next phase transmission network. Under the terms of the deal NSN will supply its FlexiHybrid microwave radio to efficiently support both legacy Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) and newer IP traffic on a single platform. The contract also includes the FlexiMetro radio for high capacity and improved bandwidth efficiency, as well as FlexiHopper, a cost-optimised, low-capacity microwave radio for connecting base stations. In addition NSN will also deploy its NetAct Operations Support Systems platform, which is designed for monitoring, management and optimisation of the network to ensure high-quality end-user services, as well as its NetViewer suite for managing the microwave radio networks. Commenting on the deal, AG Rao, president and chief technology officer at TTSL, said: ‘With subscribers increasingly demanding a new range of advanced services, we were looking for a partner that could further strengthen the existing transport network to support both voice and data in an efficient manner. NSN’s future-proof hybrid connectivity will enhance our existing transport network, providing the flexibility and scalability we need to manage the accelerated growth in mobile broadband.’