Nokia Siemens wins GSM deal with Indian carrier

Nokia Siemens Networks has won its first contract from the operator Maxis Group, operating under brand name of Aircel, to build and operate a GSM network in Kolkata, India, a Nordic Business Report said.

The report, quoting a statement from Nokia Siemens, said the deal runs for two years and is valued at some 55 million euros ($74 million).

The contract includes supply of GSM/EDGE equipment, implementation, project management and managed services, such as operating and maintaining the network infrastructure, the report said.

Nokia Siemens will deploy Flexi base stations, mini-ultra base stations, a 3GPP-based mobile soft-switching solution including MSC Servers and Media Gateways PDH and SDH, it added.

The network will be ready for commercial operations by December 2007.