Airtel enlists Ericsson for 5G-ready RAN rollout

8 Oct 2020

Indian telecoms group Bharti Airtel has signed a multi-year contract with Swedish vendor Ericsson for the deployment of its 5G-ready RAN and transport solutions. Under the agreement, Ericsson will install its ‘Ericsson Radio System’ products and solutions – which the vendor claims will enhance the telco’s capacity – as well as its ‘Mini Link 6000’ microwave system. Airtel CTO Randeep Sekhon was quoted as saying of the deal: ‘At Airtel, we are obsessed with delivering the best network experience to our customers, especially in these unprecedented times when digital connectivity is more important than ever. We are delighted to deepen our partnership with Ericsson as part of our endeavour to build a network ready for 5G and beyond.’

India, Bharti Airtel, Ericsson