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    Bharti Airtel gears up for 3G roll out - selects network partners
    • Airtel to deploy HSPA-enabled 3G equipment for launching 3G Services in India.
    • Aims to create a high-performing, future-proof network to serve its Indian customers.
    • Users to enjoy an enhanced service experience due to state-of-the-art network technology equipment.

     
    New Delhi, September 20, 2010 : Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced that it has chosen Ericsson India, Nokia Siemens Networks and Huawei Technologies as network partners to launch 3G Services in India. These partners will plan, design, deploy and maintain a state of the art 3G HSPA Network in Bharti Airtel 3G license circles. This deployment would enable Bharti Airtel extend its leadership position in the Indian market and meet the growing demand for high speed surfing & wireless entertainment in the country.

    Further strengthening its relationship with Ericsson, Bharti Airtel has awarded majority of the 3G License Circles to Ericsson India. With this, Ericsson continues to be Bharti's largest Network Partner across 2G and 3G circles in the country.

    On the same lines, Bharti has also expanded its relationship with Nokia Siemens Networks, which would manage Bharti's 3G Network in 3 circles across India.

    Bharti Airtel has also introduced Huawei Technologies as the 3rd partner for offering 3G services in a few circles.

    Airtel's 3G services, enabled by our partner's expertise, will usher in a new era of unique life style products. The offerings will be specifically targeted towards mobile broadband, given the enhanced speed and user experience which the 3G technology enables. The partners will play a catalyst role in enhancing the customer experience and the data usage habits in the country. In addition to being HSPA+ (High Speed Packet Access) ready from launch, the 3G network will support world class user data speeds and enhanced mobile broadband user experience. High Speed Packet Access plus enables high peak user throughputs which are multiple times higher than those supported in current 2G networks.


    About Bharti Airtel Limited : Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa. The company offers mobile voice & data services, fixed line, high speed broadband, IPTV, DTH, turnkey telecom solutions for enterprises and national & international long distance services to carriers. Bharti Airtel has been ranked among the six best performing technology companies in the world by BusinessWeek. Bharti Airtel had over 188 million customers across its operations at the end of August 2010. To know more visit www.airtel.in