Ericsson Ties Up With Bharti Airtel for 4G Network in India

By Vivek

With the 4G LTE surge that is taking place in India at the moment, now Swedish telecom firm has taken interest in the sub-continent. On Thursday the company said it has signed an LTE or 4G network deal with country's largest mobile operator, Bharti Airtel. Airtel had already partnered with Huawei and ZTE for 4G rollout in the past.

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However, the telecom company, didn't share any further details about the deal. Thus, it is not sure how much money is involved in the signing of the latest deal. Moreover, the company also failed to reveal details on which circles its going to be involve in India.

Ericsson Ties Up With Bharti Airtel for 4G Network in India

Ericsson India head Chris Houghton, reportedly said that, "Airtel has selected Ericsson for FDD-LTE network,". According to ET, Idea Cellular has signed a solutions data charging deal for Ericsson's Evolved IP Network (EIN) and real-time charging for its postpaid subscriber base.

Ericsson also announced that it would launch Radio Dot System and the RBS6402 picocell in India and enter into Small Cell Portfolio in the country. These would enable Indian telecom operators to optimize indoor coverage.

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Bharti Airtel won 1,800 MHz spectrum in 15 circles, including metros like Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. The Sunil Bharti Mittal-promoted firm plans to launch pan-India 4G network using 1,800 MHz. Airtel had also won broadband wireless access (BWA) or 4G spectrum in 2,300 MHz frequency band in four telecom service areas of Kolkata, Maharashtra, Punjab and Karnataka in 2010.

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