India's Uninor has contracted Huawei to replace all 24,000 of its base stations in the nation with state-of-the art networking technologies.
Under the contract, Huawei will also become Uninor's managed services partner across the nation.
In a statement, Uninor said the deal is the largest single network modernization project in the Indian telecom industry, and will enhance the operator's network capacity while improving the experience of voice and data services.
Huawei will install new single RAN green BTS equipment that is ready for future technology upgrades
“With this ambitious drive, we will be able to offer any advanced internet service to our customers and provide a superior experience both on voice and internet,” Uninor CEO Vivek Sood said.
“The project will be spread over a period of three years and aims to modernise Uninor’s existing network with Huawei’s new architecture, platforms and equipment. This will enable Uninor to be future ready to address the exponential data growth in India.”
Uninor currently operates in six of India's 22 telecom circles. These circles represent over 50% of India's population. The company is also preparing to launch in a seventh circle – Assam – soon. Uninor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Norway's Telenor Group.