Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ericsson to Provide Managed Services for Majority of Bharti Airtel

BhartiAirte has awarded an expanded contract to Ericsson to provide multi-vendor, multi-technology managed services for a majority of BhartiAirtel's network across India . Under this new agreement, Ericsson will operate, maintain and provide services across 70 percent of BhartiAirtel's network in India. The contract covers 15 telecom circles for 5 years.

With India emerging as the third largest internet market and a multi-fold growth in data traffic on the back of a rising number of smartphones, wireless networks need to be ready for the data revolution that has only just begun. This unique multi-technology Managed Services partnership with Ericsson will help us focus on creating a compelling service proposition for our customers, as we look to ramp up our market access for next generation services on 3G and 4G," stated Sanjay Kapoor, CEO-India and South Asia, BhartiAirtel.

The 15 telecom Circles under the scope of the partnership include, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, UP(W), UP(E), Rajasthan, North Eastern states, Assam, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chennai and Kerala.

  • As of Septermber 2011, Bharti Airtel counted 178 million mobile subscribers in India and Bangladesh. The company serves an additional 48 million mobile users in Africa.