Nokia and Airtel team up to expand 4G coverage

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Nokia and Bharti Airtel are coming together to expand the deployment of 4G technology across nine circles in India.


Nokia will deploy its 4G FDD-LTE & TD-LTE technology across nine of Bharti Airtel's circles in India including the regions of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rest of Bengal, Odisha, Mumbai, Maharashtra, and Kerala and UP East, serving major cities such as Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Patna and Siliguri

With this partnership, Bharti Airtel will be able to provide improved coverage and faster mobile Internet access, while laying the foundation for the delivery of enhanced video services and other on-demand applications.

Nokia will also expand the operator's 3G network in eight of the territories as part of this rollout and modernization of legacy 2G BTS. The rollout uses Nokia's radio access with Single RAN technology for FDD-LTE and TD-LTE.

Nokia will provide professional services including network integration and network planning and optimization.

Bharti Airtel said in a statement, "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."

Sanjay Malik, 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."

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