NEW DELHI: On the occasion of completing six years of operation in India, telecom firm ‘Telenor India’ released a statement underlining its future plans to serve its customers in India. The telecom company said that it intends to upgrade all the 24,000 base-stations spread across India, with the latest technology available to provide improved services to its customers.
The statement released by Telenor on Thursday said that it has successfully upgraded 2,500 sites across six circles, which will help them to provide high-speed internet services in the coming years.
Through this, the telecom firm has also hinted its customers over entering the 4G and 3G markets in the coming years. A recent survey conducted by a Business magazine said, more than 75% of the income to the Indian telecoms is generated only through the data services they provide. It is evident from this that Telenor India is moving ahead to compete with the likes of high-speed data providers in India such as Airtel and Idea.
Sharad Mehrotra, the Chief executive officer of Telenor India said, “We are modernizing all our existing sites with the best world-class infrastructure available to provide high-speed data services to our customers in the near future. The network modernization program shows our long-term commitment to the Indian market. Modernization of the networks will be completed by 2017 in a phased manner”.
The new equipment used by Telenor India is expected to increase the spectral efficiency by 15% while reducing the power consumption by 30%. Telenor India is well known for its cheap calling rates across the circles in India, however, it does not provide 3G and 4G services like other telecom competitors.