Telenor India on Tuesday announced that it has deployed Huawei’s Lean GSM solution. The commercialisation of the new technology is aimed to improve the network capacity of the telecom operator by over 30 percent using the same spectrum resources.
The Lean GSM solution through Telenor network is deployed in 28 cities across India, including Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Varanasi among others. Huawei has enabled the solution to deliver superior voice and data experience using GPS-based synchronisation and automated interference management based on real-time network measurement. The solution can additionally be used in spectrum refarming to enable 4G LTE networks.
“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,” said Tanveer Mohammad, COO, Telenor India Communications, in a press statement. “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.”
In addition to the commercialisation of the Lean GSM solution, Telenor India has announced that it has crossed the milestone of swapping 5,000 sites with state-of-art equipment in less than 90 days. The operator is aiming to complete the swap of its remaining sites by the end of 2016.
Mohammad mentions that the sites which have been migrated to Lean GSM resulting in 85 percent less network congestion and data throughput increased by over 20 percent.
“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,” said Zhang Jiayi, GSM product line president, Huawei.
Telenor India presently has 23 percent of its total subscribers on the internet. This subscriber base is targeted to be increased to 50 percent by 2017.