Daily Archives: 13 October, 2010
The top 25 LTE (committed) operators will reach a 3G/UMTS subscriber base of 1,087 million, of which 226.7 million will be served with dual mode 3G/LTE devices in 2015. This is according to the latest Maravedis research report entitled, “The Top 25 LTE Operator Commitments: Deployment Scenarios and Growth Opportunities”.
“70% of the operators interviewed experienced a 2-fold increase in the traffic traversing their mobile networks in 2009.”
.Cintia Garza, Senior Analyst and co-author of the report highlights, “70% of the operators interviewed experienced a 2-fold increase in the traffic traversing their mobile networks in 2009.
“Nearly 84% of mobile operators around the world will be moving from HSPA/HSPA+ in anticipation of their evolution to LTE, while only 16% of operators will move from CDMA/EVDO”, commented Esteban Monturus, Senior Analyst for Europe.
“Many operators will deploy LTE as a data network overlay with fall back to 3G network coverage where LTE is not available. So far, only 40% of the operators interviewed are planning and doing trials for voice over LTE. We expect this figure to increase as operators near LTE rollout”, said Robert Syputa, Senior Analyst and Report Advisor.
Vodafone one of India’s 2nd largest GSM Mobile service providers, today announced Nokia Siemens Networks and Ericsson India as partners for its 3G and HSPA network rolls out across India.
These allies will enable swift 3G deployment; create synergy between GSM and 3G networks, and maintain leading edge HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) networks in nine of Vodafone’s 3G license circles.
These circles – Delhi & NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai & Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra & Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh (East) and West Bengal – cover over 60% of the Company’s current customer base. Vodafone will utilise the latest HSPA technology to deliver new services like video telephony, mobile broadband, mobile TV and others.
Vodafone selected Ericsson to provide exclusive 3G HSPA services in India’s largest metropolitan cities of Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata. Vodafone has also acquired the services of Nokia Siemens to implement and manage its 3G HSPA network in the 6 circles of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra, UP(East), Rest of Bengal and Haryana. Both network partners will collaborate with Vodafone to improve the end user experience.
Marten Pieters, Managing Director, Vodafone Essar, said, “Globally, Vodafone provides enhanced 3G experiences to a large base of customers. India is now ready for 3G, and we are committed to offer similar high-quality 3G services to our Indian customers. Ericsson and Nokia Siemens are specialists in this area and we view this as a very strategic alliance, in order to deliver and maintain a high quality network which customers will expect from Vodafone.”