‘We are re­spon­si­ble for 1/3rd of the 3G roll­outs in In­dia’


Per­for­mance in FY 2011-12 The high­light of 2011 was the roll­out of 3G/HSPA. Dur­ing the year, our strong pres­ence in most 2G cir­cles helped us gain a sig­nif­i­cant foothold in 3G. Eric­s­son was the part­ner of choice for leading op­er­a­tors like Bharti, Voda­fone, Air­cel, Idea, and oth­ers for 3G net­work roll­outs and we con­tinue to be re­spon­si­ble for about one-third of the ex­ist­ing 3G roll­out in In­dia.

We have in­creased our man­aged ser­vices mar­ket share to be­come a leader. We signed new deals with leading op­er­a­tors in­clud­ing Bharti, Air­cel, SSTL, and Idea man­ag­ing the net­works in multi-ven­dor and multi-tech­nol­ogy en­vi­ron­ment. With Tel­cor­dia un­der Eric­s­son’s fold, our OSS/BSS port­fo­lio has be­come stronger.

3G Equip­ment De­ploy­ment

The early roll­out of 3G took place in 2011 and we have es­tab­lished a clear lead in this area. Now op­er­a­tors are fo­cus­ing on traf­fic en­hance­ment in spe­cific ar­eas. Our strat­egy is to strengthen our po­si­tion as well as in­crease our foot­prints in the on­go­ing net­work mod­ern­iza­tion. Eric­s­son has been the pre­ferred part­ner of the leading op­er­a­tors in In­dia to roll out their 3G net­works. We have signed 3G deals with Bharti, Air­cel, Voda­fone, and Idea.

Per­for­mance in Man­aged Ser­vices

In In­dia, we have a leading mar­ket share of man­aged ser­vices due to our global ex­pe­ri­ence, in-depth knowl­edge, and un­der­stand­ing of the In­dian mar­ket. Eric­s­son also has one of the high­est num­ber of base sta­tions un­der our man­age­ment. Now with 2G, 3G, CDMA, and land­line co­ex­ist­ing in In­dia, the com­plex­ity in man­ag­ing end-to-end net­work per­for­mance has in­creased man­i­fold. The year 2011 holds great sig­nif­i­cance with Eric­s­son sign­ing 5 key deals with ma­jor tele­com op­er­a­tors and ser­vice providers—Bharti, Air­cel, SSTL, Idea, and Tata Sky in multi-tech­nol­ogy and multi-ven­dor en­vi­ron­ment, mak­ing us a mar­ket leader in man­aged ser­vices.

De­vel­op­ment on Man­u­fac­tur­ing

Over the years, Eric­s­son In­dia has sig­nif­i­cantly in­creased its lo­cal pro­duc­tion ca­pa­bil­i­ties both in terms of ca­pac­ity and cut­ting edge tech­nol­ogy. Early last year, an­other assem­bly line was added to in­crease the pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity and we are now ex­tend­ing our ca­pa­bil­i­ties to­wards ex­ports from In­dia.

R&D Lab Ini­tia­tive

In In­dia we have 3 RFD cen­ters in Gur­gaon, Ben­galuru, and Chen­nai. We are do­ing RFD in sev­eral ar­eas in­clud­ing rev­enue man­age­ment, IP, and OSS.

New Fo­cus Ar­eas

We ex­pect the roll­out of BWA ser­vices to be­gin in dif­fer­ent parts of the coun­try by 2012. Many op­er­a­tors and ser­vice providers are scal­ing up their de­liv­ery of cloud ser­vices for their global cus­tomers.

—Fredrik Je­jdling pres­i­dent and head of re­gion, Eric­s­son In­dia

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