The move will assist Airtel offer high-speed data service, which is likely to start later this year, to its customers in the circle.
But, the size of the deal is not revealed. NSN will offer network design, integration, commissioning and optimisation services to Bharti Airtel with TD-LTE technology for fast roll-out of the network and full set of care services comprising hardware, software and capability development services.
Bharti Airtel CEO (India and South Asia) Sanjay Kapoor said that “In the next five years, data will be the main thrust in India, riding on the waves of 3G or 4G technologies. LTE provides ultra high speed data access, in conjunction with 3G, this will lead the data revolution and drive fundamental changes in individual lifestyles, businesses and the society at large.”
With this, Bharti Airtel has become the first operator to proclaim introduce of its commercial TD-LTE services, which will be accessible later this year.