Bharti awards USD1.3bn contract to Ericsson

31 Mar 2010

Bharti Airtel has announced a new USD1.3 billion network expansion contract with Swedish vendor Ericsson which will see the latter expand and upgrade the company’s Indian mobile network in 15 circles. As part of the contract Ericsson will supply its portfolio of energy efficient 2G/2.5G radio base stations, circuit and packet core, microwave transmission and Intelligent Network, while it will also ensure that Bharti’s core and transport network is 3G-ready in order to reduce time to market and enable the fast rollout of 3G services at a later date.

India, Bharti Airtel, Ericsson