Mobile services provider Loop Mobile today said it has invested Rs200 crore as a part of its Phase I capex plan for a major network upgrade.
As a part of the expansion, Loop Mobile will add 1,200 new cell sites in Mumbai, making its network one of the strongest in the city, a company release said here.
Additionally, special emphasis will be laid on enhancing network strength at subscriber pain-points, including in-buildings, basements and fly-overs, it said.
In a first-of-its-kind GSM deployment across any metro in India, the next generation Software Define Radio (SDR) multi-mode solution is being installed and the process is expected to be completed by mid-2010, the company said.
The SDR-based next-generation IP (NGIP) network upgrade is environment-friendly which will considerably reduce carbon foothold, the release said.
The company has invested over Rs300 crore in the last three years in strengthening its network and improving services in the metropolis.
"This next generation 2.1 technology upgrade will cater to all the requirements of the existing network. Subscribers will instantly benefit from enhanced network quality, crystal clear voice clarity and high-speed data access," the release said.