Nokia 4G: The nation’s telecom giant Bharti Airtel has signed a deal with Finnish Telecom Vendor Nokia for 4G deployment and expansion contract estimated to be USD 500 million. Through this contract, Bharti Airtel is hastening and expanding its network for better capacities and counter the new and emerging competitor Reliance Jio Infocomm which turned out to be an unexpected threat. Reliance Jio Infocomm, as an introductory offer is providing free services all around the country.
The latest deal will allow the Telecom Giant Bharti Airtel to deliver improved indoor as well as outdoor coverage and assures faster mobile net access, apart from video services, not to mention the on-demand services as well as applications. This deal with the Finnish Telecom Vendor will help Airtel to live up to the high-quality service and super fast internet in order to race with the latest competitor Reliance Jio Infocomm.
“We are pleased to continue to leverage Nokia’s leading radio access technology and services expertise to expand 4G capacity and coverage and further increase the quality of service for subscribers,” a statement from Bharti Airtel.
Meanwhile, Sanjay Malik, who is the head of India Market at Nokia said, “We have a long history of working with Bharti Airtel and with this latest agreement we have become the largest supplier of 4G for the company. This network expansion will provide the capacity, coverage and speeds the company needs to meet the next wave of data demand in India.”
The existing six circles will be upgraded to nine by adding three more circles for the Nokia 4G Deployment Technology with Nokia helping Airtel with the new deal. The nine circles include Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Kerala and UP East.