Nokia signs €30m network expansion deal with Teletalk

Nokia signs €30m network expansion deal with Teletalk

Nokia will deploy 2G and 3G in selected areas to improve Bangladesh’s Teletalk's coverage in rural areas and quality of service in urban areas

Nokia will help Teletalk improve coverage in rural areas not currently covered by 2G and 3G networks and enhance the quality of services in urban areas. Teletalk will deploy the Nokia Single Radio Access Network (RAN) platform, extending its service offerings in parts of the capital city, Dhaka. The deal also overs Rajshahi, Mymensingh, Sylhet, Khulna and Barisal, which covers 70% of Bangladesh.

Under the agreement, Nokia's RAN technology will allow 2G, 3G and 4G technologies to share a single platform. The technology will also help the operator significantly reduce energy costs and bring down CO2 emissions. Nokia will also support modernisation of Teletalk's core and optics network and will provide professional services for network planning and implementation for the deployment over the next two years.

Gias Uddin Ahmed, managing director at Teletalk, said: "With this initiative we are confident that we will raise the bar for superior and consistent quality of service for our subscribers. We are happy to further extend our excellent collaboration with Nokia towards building a state-of-the-art network to our customers."

Nicolas Bouverot, head of Asia South at Nokia, said: "The network expansion and modernisation initiative will help Teletalk attract new subscribers in the rural region and reduce churn in the urban areas. Our global experience will enable Teletalk to offer enhanced customer experience to its subscribers."

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