Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bharti Airtel Awards US$1.3 Billion Deal to Ericsson

Bharti Airtel has awarded a US$1.3 billion network expansion contract to Ericsson. Ericsson will expand and upgrade Airtel's network in 15 of India's 22 telecom circles. Under the deal, Ericsson will supply its 2G/2.5G radio base stations, circuit and packet core, microwave transmission and Intelligent Network. In addition, Ericsson will ensure that Bharti Airtel'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.