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Vanu Signs Contract with Tata Teleservices

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August 29, 2011

Vanu Signs Contract with Tata Teleservices

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

Vanu (News - Alert), a software radio innovator in the wireless infrastructure industry, has just signed a multi-million dollar comtract with Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL). The contract is for the supply of a radio access network solution for deployment in the Tata DOCOMO network.“We have chosen Vanu’s products and technology to address challenges that conventional technologies cannot, as part of our continuing attempt to provide better service quality to our customers in urban areas,” said AG Rao, executive president, enterprise business & technology, Tata Teleservices Limited, in a statement.

“As the technology is cost-effective and readily- deployable, this should see our customers get a superior telecom experience in quick time”, said Rao.

Tata Teleservices (News - Alert) Limited spearheads the Tata Group's presence in the telecom sector. The Tata Group includes over 90 companies, over 395,000 employees worldwide and more than 3.5 million shareholders.

Incorporated in 1996, Tata Teleservices is the pioneer of the CDMA 1x technology platform in India. It launched mobile operations in January 2005 under the brand name Tata Indicom, and today enjoys a pan-India presence through existing operations in all of India's 22 telecom Circles.

Tata Teleservices Limited has also become the first Indian private telecom operator to launch 3G services in India under the brand name Tata DOCOMO, with its recent launch in all the nine telecom Circles where it bagged the 3G license.

Tata Teleservices Limited also has a significant presence in the GSM space, through its joint venture with NTT (News - Alert) DOCOMO of Japan, and offers differentiated products and services under the Tata DOCOMO brand name.Officials with Vanu claimed that thecompany’s radio access network solution will enhance coverage and capacity of the network considerably and will also improve the return on investment (ROI) of TTL. In addition, the solution will address the challenge of cost-effective enterprise, SME and hotspots in-building coverage requirements in the 1800 MHz frequency band.

Dr Vanu Bose, president and CEO, Vanu, said that the introduction of the company’s solution will enable Tata DOCOMO to provide a superior offering to their customers.

“Our focus is on providing solutions for areas which are not possible to cover cost-effectively with currently available technology. We use our software-radio technology to rapidly innovate solutions for these applications”, Bose stated.

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Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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