The leading provider of communications services in India, Bharti Airtel, has announced that Ericsson, a leading provider of telecom equipment in Sweden, has been given the first 5G contract in the nation.
The deployment would be a game changer for India, according to a statement released on Wednesday by Gopal Vittal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Bharti Airtel.
The deployment, according to Vittal, would spearhead India's socioeconomic development as well as the digital transformation of its industries and businesses.
According to him, Bharti Airtel's 5G network would deliver all of the benefits of 5G connectivity in order to advance India's transition to a digital economy and solidify its position on the global stage.
“As our trusted, long-term technology partner, we are delighted to award our first 5G contract to Ericsson for 5G deployment in India.
“Airtel will deploy power-efficient 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) products and solutions from the Ericsson Radio System and microwave mobile transport solutions.
“Ericsson will provide 5G connectivity in 12 circles (geographical regions in India) for Bharti Airtel,” Vittal said.
The deployment would start before this month's end, according to Börje Ekholm, President and CEO of Ericsson.
According to Ekholm, the deployment will enable Bharti Airtel to effortlessly transition its network from 4G to 5G while providing Indian consumers and businesses with the full benefits of 5G.
“It will enable India to realise its digital India vision and foster inclusive development of the country."
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