From 23% internet users presently, Telenor reckons to bring 50% of its users to Internet by 2017.
To make this strategic shift, Telenor India announces commercialization of Huawei’s Lean GSM solution to benchmark new dimensions for mobile broadband (MBB) transformation in its six circles.
The new solution is said to improve the network capacity by over 30% using the same spectrum resources and provide superior voice and data experience.
Till now, the company asserts to have deployed the solution in 28 cities, including Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Varanasi.
Commenting on the latest development, Tanveer Mohammad, chief operating officer, Telenor India Communications, said, “At Telenor we are committed to extend benefits of affordable mobile connectivity to our mass market customers to ride the wave of digitization trends that are empowering people and communities globally. The network modernization will help us achieve our vision of becoming a digital services provider. It will enable us to launch relevant services that will offer more value to our customers.”
The GPS-based synchronization and automated interference management solution is based on real time network measurement. Additional capacity can also be utilized in spectrum refarming for LTE introduction.
Since the launch, the company has successfully swapped 5000 sites in less than 90 days now the company aims to complete the swap of its remaining sites by end of 2016.
“One of the strategic pillars of Telenor’s customer-centric business has been efficient operations. The network upgrade is not just about new technology but also about higher efficiencies. At the sites which have been migrated to Lean GSM, we already have 85% less congestion and data throughput has gone up by over 20%. In addition, the new equipment is environment friendly as it consumes almost 30% less power,” said Tanveer.
The motive is to leverage a better network experience to its customers at a competitive price and also enable the launch of value-added digital services related to financial inclusion, like free insurance, education, health, entertainment and e-commerce said the release.
Huawei GSM Product Line President Zhang Jiayi said, “Lean GSM is gateway to affordable mobile broadband. In the future, we will continue to leverage our strength in telecom industry thereby providing innovative solutions to support Telenor India’s mobile broadband transformation.”
With this newly ugraded network, the company will be able to launch any new technology or service to enable the digital lifestyle of its customers.