Telecom giant Tata Teleservices Limited announced that it has tied up with Nokia Siemens Networks for deployment of its nation wide 3G services. The operator is the first one to announce the name of its network equipment provider after the 3G bidding process was completed in May this year. “There is huge demand for mobile Internet access in India and that is what 3G brings. We want to move quickly, which is why we’re the first to secure our key 3G technology and services supplier,” TTSL Chief Technology Officer and President (Enterprise Business) A G Rao said. Tata Tele and other operators who qualified for a 3G license will be allotted spectrum in September. According to the Economic Times, under the scope of the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will supply its LTE-ready Flexi Multiradio Base Stations. It will also provide network implementation and managed services. “We are committed to a rapid roll-out of Tata Tele’s network. This deployment embeds the latest mobile technology in the Tata Tele network, preparing it for future demand,” NSN Head (India Region) Urs Pennanen said. Tata Tele had won licenses across nine circles — Maharashtra, Gujarat, UP (West), Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab and Haryana — for offering 3G services. It paid Rs 5,864.29 crore to the government for the spectrum.