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Telenor Group awards multi-year contract to NEC as part of a major network expansion and modernisation of Grameenphone

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NEC announced that Grameenphone, part of the Telenor Group and a telecommunications service provider in Bangladesh, has awarded it with a new radio equipment supply contract to expand and modernise Grameenphone's existing network.

Under this contract, NEC said it will deploy some of the latest network technologies to ensure a seamless communications experience for more than 82 million Grameenphone subscribers, including higher modulation (4096QAM), channel aggregation (CA), multi-input multi-output (MIMO) systems and traffic aggregation functions across various layers and frequency bands (microwave and millimetre bands). These technologies will help Grameenphone to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and to provide more reliable networks with higher transmission capacity.

"Utilising our network domain expertise, we aim to capitalise on the performance of NEC's equipment in order to enhance the transmission capacity of Grameenphone's networks. Moreover, we remain committed to, and proud of serving the Telenor Group as a long time trustworthy business partner," said NEC Corporation general manager wireless solution division Yukio Hioki.

NEC says the telecommunication industry has changed the economic outlook for a wide range of markets throughout the world. In the last 20 years, Bangladesh has also benefitted immensely from the expansion of telecommunication infrastructure.

NEC said that Grameenphone has contributed a great deal to the economic development of Bangladesh. NEC has supplied and deployed radio equipment to Grameenphone since 2003, in support of network stability and efficient performance, NEC concluded.

This first appeared in the subscription newsletter CommsWire on 7 October 2021.

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