Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Bharti Airtel appoints Huawei to supply, manage TD LTE (4G) network in Karnataka

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa has selected Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions for operators around the world to plan, design, supply and deploy its TD LTE (4G) network in Karnataka.

Besides offering rich data content to the customers in Karnataka, Bharti Airtel’s 4G LTE deployed on Huawei's TD LTE technology, will allow subscribers to experience high speed wireless internet access that can support bandwidth intensive applications, support video streaming and high-definition video conferencing. Under this agreement, Huawei will deliver the LTE solution comprising of network infrastructure and devices.

Sanjay Kapoor, CEO Bharti Airtel (India & South Asia) said: “High speed wireless broadband has the potential to transform India, providing a robust platform for building the country’s digital economy. According to industry estimates, mobile data traffic in the country will increase nearly 100-fold by 2015 and consumers will stream nearly 600 hours of video content. With the pioneering launch of 4G LTE, Airtel has paved the way for data revolution in the country by being at the forefront of India’s telecom revolution once again.”

Cai Liqun, CEO of Huawei India, said: “Bharti Airtel is a leading operator with global footprint and high business value. We understand Airtel’s strategic requirements and Huawei being a leading global broadband player; will together achieve a win-win business success. As a leading Telecom solutions partner with substantial experience, we believe our innovative technology as well as strong delivery capability will bring Bharti Airtel’s customers a better user experience and value proposition".

Huawei has partnered with Bharti Airtel in Sri Lanka and part of Bangladesh and is also the 3G provider in the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Besides, they are also providing pan-India 4G optical network, Carrier Ethernet infrastructure and NGN switches.

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