Airtel enlists Tejas for metro capacity upgrade

23 Sep 2021

Indian telecoms group Bharti Airtel has selected domestic vendor Tejas Networks to upgrade its fibre-optic network capacity in key metropolitan markets. Under the agreement Tejas will supply, install and support its multi-terabit TJ1600 DWDM/OTN products for extending Airtel’s optical networks towards the edge, supporting 5G backhaul, B2B services and broadband applications.

Commenting on the agreement, Airtel CTO Randeep Sekhon was quoted as saying: ‘Airtel has been making significant investments in expanding its metro network capacity as part of its 5G readiness and for catering to increased bandwidth consumption by fixed line and enterprise customers.’

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