Nokia Siemens Wins Indian GSM Contract

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Nokia Siemens Networks says that it has won its first contract from Maxis Group India which operates under brand name of Aircel to build a greenfield GSM network in Kolkata.

The Rs. 300 crore contract includes supply of GSM/EDGE equipment, implementation, project management and managed services, such as operating and maintaining the network infrastructure, and will be ready for commercial operations by December 2007.

Commenting on the partnership, Sandeep Das, CEO, Maxis, said: "Today's announcement is another step in our efforts to build a strong GSM network footprint for Aircel across the world's fastest growing mobile market. The roll-out of our network in Kolkata will further consolidate our position in East India."

"This contract is special as it is our first contract with Aircel, and we're very pleased about it," said Mr. Ashish Chowdhary, Head India Sub-region, Nokia Siemens Networks."

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