Pakistani mobile operator Telenor Pakistan has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to expand and upgrade its network infrastructure. The five-year contract will have to take cognisance of low ARPU and persistent power shortages.
Telenor Pakistan, one of the country's leading mobile operators, is further expanding its vast network and upgrading its infrastructure. This will enable the service provider to reach out to new subscribers, improve customer experience, and introduce additional feature-rich services quickly and cost effectively. Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has been awarded a frame contract to undertake this network expansion over a period of five years.
"The mobile space in Pakistan is intensely competitive, and the low ARPU levels combined with acute power shortages add to the challenge. As we started planning for our future growth, we aimed to choose our technology infrastructure and solution partner carefully," said Irfan Wahab Khan, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Telenor Pakistan.
Under this turnkey contract, NSN will undertake the site acquisition, construction, network implementation, logistics and project management. It will also implement its Flexi Base Station, a product that is "modular, easy to deploy, and energy efficient making it ideal for network expansion at reduced costs." Once implemented, NSN will monitor, manage and optimise the network using its NetAct and ServeAtOnce offerings to ensure quality and train Telenor Pakistan's team.
* Telenor ASA is an international provider of telecommunications, data and media communication services. It ranks as the world's 7th largest mobile operator with more than 164 million subscribers in its mobile operations. Telenor Pakistan is 100% owned by Telenor ASA and adds on to operations in Asia, together with Thailand, Malaysia and Bangladesh.