Airtel Partners with Ericsson to Upgrade GSM Network in Rural India

By April 3rd, 2010 AT 11:35 AM

Bharti Airtel and Ericsson further strengthened their strategic partnership with a USD 1.3 billion network expansion contract.

Airtel users will enjoy an enhanced voice quality and faster data access. The agreement will enable Airtel to put in place a converged network and expanded coverage in rural India. Ericsson will expand and upgrade Airtel’s network in 15 of India’s 22 telecom circles.

As part of this contract, Ericsson will supply its industry-leading portfolio of energy efficient 2G/2.5G radio base stations, circuit and packet core, microwave transmission and Intelligent Network. In addition, Ericsson will ensure that Bharti Airtel’s core and transport network is 3G-ready in order to reduce time to market and enable the fast rollout of 3G services at a later date.

The expansion covers introduction of some of the latest technologies within the wireless world which will bring better quality voice to end users, support more users in using one base station, enhanced data rates using Evolved EDGE technology and other new services.

Mr. Sanjay Kapoor, CEO- India & South Asia, Bharti Airtel stated “Our pioneering model of aligning with strategic partners who share our vision and bring in world-class experience and expertise to execute our plans has helped us focus on our customers and market place.”

Hans Vestberg, President and CEO of Ericsson, says “Airtel is poised to spearhead the next telecom revolution in India and take the 2G experience to greater heights. In this partnership, we will set a new benchmark for the world in terms of network size and quality, types of services and end-user experience.”

21
Leave a Reply

avatar
Photo and Image Files
 
 
 
21 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
7 Comment authors
Maxzareefemadjivesh uttamsaket Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Max
Max

@zareef
ha yaar if aircel gets 3G then we can expect some cheaper tarrifs

zareef
zareef

@Max
Aircel also trying to get 3g spectrum … they already have 2.7G
hope in future the improve there DATA speed tooo

Recent Posts

Dish TV Users With SD Set-Top Box Can Upgrade to HD Box at Rs 799

Dish TV India has come up with a new offer under which the SD Set-Top Box users can upgrade to...

100 Mbps Plans from Vodafone-Owned You Broadband Detailed

You Broadband is one of the popular wired Internet Service Providers in the country as it has operations across 20...

PUBG Mobile Lite Gets All-New Golden Woods Map With 0.14.1 Update

PUBG Mobile Lite is now receiving a massive 0.14.1 update which adds a new Golden Woods map to the game....