Bharti Airtel that is also India’s largest integrated telecommunications services provider had announced today that it has been chosen as the strategic Network Solution partner by Faridabad Smart City Limited (FSCL) to transform the NCR satellite town of Faridabad into a Smart City. It is notable that Faridabad is one of the 100 cities which have been identified by the Ministry of Urban Development (Government of India) as part of the Smart Cities Mission. Under the Faridabad Smart City Limited (FSCL) project, the government’s aim is to provide core infrastructure, give a better quality of life to citizens and apply smart solutions to improve services and infrastructure across Faridabad.
Airtel’s Network Solutions to Include MPLS, Internet Bandwidth and More
Bharti Airtel, being handed over the the new contract will work hand in hand with the Government of Haryana to design and deploy a future ready high capacity network and a range of connectivity solutions to construct a digitally enable Faridabad city. Airtel’s network solutions will include MPLS, Internet Bandwidth and Network Hardware Equipment. The telecom operator will also contribute to the project with its vast experience in deploying these solutions for governments and enterprises.
As part of the project in Faridabad, Airtel’s network infrastructure will empower Faridabad Smart City Limited to implement a range of smart solutions and e-governance services. These will include Smart City solutions such as Adaptive Traffic Control system, City wide Surveillance, Traffic Enforcement System, LED Street Lighting, Smart Signage. In future, it will include various other citizen services such as SCADA based monitoring of flow, Automated Online water quality Monitoring.
Ajay Chitkara, Director and CEO, Airtel Business remarked about this new project, “It is a matter of pride for us to have been given this opportunity by the Government of Haryana in their endeavour to build a Digital Faridabad. At Airtel, our mission is to add value to the lives of customers through our world-class network and products. We look forward to working closely with FSCL and contribute towards building a future ready Haryana.”
Airtel Business is India’s leading provider of ICT services with a diverse portfolio of services to enterprises, governments, carriers and small and medium businesses. It serves over 3000 Large and 500,000 Medium and Small enterprises with world-class services. Along with voice, data, video, and conferencing solutions, Airtel also provides network integration, cybersecurity, IoT, cloud, data centers, managed services, enterprise mobility applications and digital media to enterprises in India and across the world.
Bharti Airtel Deploying LTE 900 Technology Across Many States
While this new contract will help Bharti Airtel in boosting its business side of the things. On the consumer front, the telecom operator has its own ways of giving a boost to the services. For example, the Sunil Bharti Mittal led telco has been on the task of deploying LTE 900 technology in various states and cities to provide better 4G services to its customers. The use of LTE 900 or the 900 MHz spectrum will lead to better 4G penetration and coverage and hence better services for the subscribers of Bharti Airtel. The use of LTE 900 also means that the telecom operator is refarming the spectrum which it was using for 3G services. Meaning that now Airtel is shutting down its 3G services in certain regions and using the spectrum for 4G services. Some of the areas, where the telco has deployed LTE 900 includes Assam and Kolkata.