Airtel partners Qualcomm for 5G services roll-out in India

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The announcement comes days aft the telco demonstrated 5G implicit a unrecorded commercialized web successful Hyderabad.

airtelArch-rival Jio is besides gearing to motorboat 5G arsenic soon arsenic the spectrum auction comes around. (Photo credit: Reuters)

Airtel connected Tuesday said it volition collaborate with Qualcomm to rotation retired 5G services successful India. Airtel said it volition usage Qualcomm’s 5G RAN platforms to rotation retired virtualized and unfastened RAN-based 5G networks.

The announcement comes days aft the telco demonstrated 5G implicit a unrecorded commercialized web successful Hyderabad. Airtel is India’s second-largest telecom operator.

In a connection fixed retired to the media, the telco said arsenic a committee subordinate of the O-RAN Alliance, it was committed to driving the occurrence of O-RAN and was moving with Qualcomm to research and instrumentality the O-RAN attack for India.

The attack volition further assistance make caller opportunities for tiny and medium-sized businesses to go ‘viable players’ successful the deployment of 5G networks, it said.

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Airtel said the collaboration with Qualcomm volition entail a ‘wide array’ of usage cases, including 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) for Gigabit velocity broadband connectivity. Though much granular details person not been shared, Airtel highlighted however the concern aims to let faster roll-out of 5G broadband services crossed India successful a cost-effective manner.

“Our networks are afloat acceptable for 5G. We are delighted to person Qualcomm Technologies arsenic a cardinal exertion supplier successful our travel to roll-out world-class 5G successful India. With Airtel’s integrated work portfolio and Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G leadership, we volition beryllium good placed to usher India into the adjacent epoch of hyper-fast and ultra-low latency integer connectivity,” Randeep Sekhon, CTO, Bharti Airtel said.

Arch-rival Jio is besides gearing to motorboat 5G successful India arsenic soon arsenic the spectrum auction comes around. Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) president Mukesh Ambani has antecedently adjacent confirmed a timeline for erstwhile this volition hap — thing that Airtel is not committing to, astatine slightest astatine this constituent of time.

Jio 5G service(s) volition beryllium launched successful India successful the 2nd fractional of 2021, Ambani had said during his keynote presumption astatine India Mobile Congress 2020. Jio’s 5G work volition beryllium powered by an indigenous-developed network, hardware and exertion components, a determination that has not gone down good with Airtel adjacent arsenic the telco has called connected India to clasp planetary standards.

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