Airtel To Offer voice services for its 4G TD-LTE customers in Pune through GSM network

Airtel will soon launch voice services for its 4G, TD-LTE (time division duplex long term evolution) customers in Pune,  through its existing GSM network. With this Airtel becomes the only operator in India to combine voice with TD-LTE services through GSM network which will allow LTE customers to use 4G handsets for voice calls, voicemails.


The operator has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to deploy its Circuit Switched FallBack (CSFB) voice solution in the operator’s live TD-LTE network in the city. With CSFB, the network can transfer customers to GSM platform to make and receive voice calls and access voicemails while retaining the experience of ultra-fast data services on 4G smartphones.

Nokia Siemens Networks has deployed its radio network elements in addition to its voice core and packet core network elements to the commercially launched network of Bharti Airtel in Pune. The company deployed its Single RAN (radio access network) platform based on its award-winning, energy-efficient Flexi Multiradio Base Station. Nokia Siemens Networks’ network management system NetAct has been implemented to monitor, manage and optimize the whole network.

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I read in newspaper that Airtel will launch their LTE services in Chandigarh by March end and for the same contract has being given to ZTE. So, Chandigarh is ready to be first city in Northern India to get LTE services.


Yes , very much , my friends are working there 🙂


Waiting for 700MHz spectrum. But i have heard that it is going to be too costly, however operators can join to form a new brand and purchase spectrum jointly.
Like in UK, T-mobile and Orange together formed a new 4G network named- Everything Everywhere even though they are separately operating in 2G and 3G networks

Here in india, Airtel+Vodafone+Idea can form a new 4G brand if its too costly for them to purchase independently. Similarly, Aircel and Docomo can form their new brand

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