Augere awards India's first 4G/TD-LTE contract to Ericsson

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Augere, a pioneer of 4G wireless broadband in India, has selected Ericsson’s latest generation of radio base stations RBS6000, state of the art evolved packet core (EPC) and microwave transmission.
 
This will enable Augere, under the ZOOSH brand to offer broadband services to residential and business customers in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in Central India.
 
LTE, the fourth generation of mobile communication technology, enhances the end user experience and enables the fast transfer of large amounts of data. With increased speed and decreased latency, consumers can enjoy a wide range of applications e.g. internet surfing, online gaming, social media and video conferencing, effortlessly enabling a superior customer experience. LTE will meet the demands of new and enhanced mobile internet applications of the future. This will create an ideal platform for the youth in India to transform, using their Laptops, Tablets and smartphones, ushering a new “Connected India.”
 
To ensure optimum performance of the network Ericsson will also be responsible for providing managed services with network operations for a period of 3 years along with spare parts management and annual maintenance services. Ericsson will plan, design, build, operate and maintain the 4G network for Augere. The contract includes supply, installation, and commissioning of the network.
 
The roll-out of services will start from early next year, with soft launch planned for early Q2 2012.

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