Indian ISP Spectra – previously known as Citycom – has selected Nokia to supply its IP/MPLS routing and GPON fibre solutions to expand its network and meet rising demand for high-speed broadband services. Nokia claims that the upgrade will allow Spectra to be the first operator to offer 1Gbps services to residential and enterprise customers in Bengaluru. Spectra claims to be one of India’s fastest-growing ISPs and says it is aiming to provide broadband networks in key metro markets to meet data-driven demand for services such as video streaming.
Udit Mehrotra, Spectra’s CEO and MD, said of the agreement: ‘We are pleased to partner with Nokia to strengthen our network of high bandwidth broadband services for business and home customers. We are working hard to ensure our offerings and expertise in ultra-high speed broadband access and transport continue to improve the quality of internet consumption in India and support the country’s future digital innovations.’ According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI’s) most recently published data, Spectra claimed a total of 35,865 subscribers at the end of September 2017, up from 33,404 three months earlier and equivalent to a market share of around 0.2%.