Soon after 5G auction process in the US, the country's second biggest telecommunications carrier revealed that it had inked network deals with Ericsson, Nokia, and Samsung to begin the 5G rollout in July.
To bring the full advantages of the 5G connection to our customers, Airtel has signed network agreements with the most significant technology companies from across the globe.
5G gives a game-changing potential to accelerate the digitization of industries, organizations, and the socio-economic growth of India," Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO at Bharti Airtel, said during a press conference in New Delhi.
Reliance Jio and Samsung have a four-year exclusive agreement for 4G RAN. As a result of the lack of Chinese suppliers from the 5G transactions, the vendor seems to have made significant inroads into the Indian market.
A press release approved by Airtel stated that Paul (Kyungwhoon) Cheun, chairman or head at Samsung Electronics, embark on the this 5G journey to Airtel to deliver creative solutions to open up a new framework for the country."
According to a news statement, Nokia will offer equipment from its "AirScale portfolio" and "solutions and services including network design, deployment, planning, and optimization services.