Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa has appointed Chinese Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions giant Huawei, to plan, design, supply and deploy its TD LTE (4G) network in Karnataka.
Early this month Airtel had rolled out 4G services in Kokata with another Chinese telco major ZTE.
4G is a successor to the 3G and 2G families and is expected to be five times quicker than the 3G services in the country.
Bharti Airtel had paid Rs 3,314.36 crore for getting fourth generation spectrum in four circles Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab and Kolkata in a government auction held in 2010.
Besides offering rich data content to the customers in Karnataka, Bharti Airtel’s 4G LTE deployed on Huawei's TD LTE technology, will allow subscribers to experience high speed wireless internet access that can support bandwidth intensive applications, support video streaming and high-definition video conferencing. Under this agreement, Huawei will deliver the LTE solution comprising of network infrastructure and devices.