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Ericsson Join Hands with Airtel

It has been reported that the Swedish firm Ericsson has finalized a deal with Airtel in order to handle more than 70% of Airtel’s network in India, whereas Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) will be handling the rest of the parts, though the authorities have not disclosed the amount as of now.

“This unique multi-technology managed services partnership with Ericsson will help us focus on creating a compelling service proposition for our customers, as we look to ramp up our market access”, said that Airtel’s Chief Executive Officer for India and South Asia, Sanjay Kapoor, while briefing the contract. Under the spell of the contract, Ericsson will be liable for surplus 15 service areas such as managing Airtel’s networks in regions of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, UP, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, the North East, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chennai and Kerala.

In a statement, the company said that Bharti Airtel is one out of the leading global telecommunication companies that successfully delivers its services in around 19 countries across Asia as well as Africa. The service provider has refined its managed services agreement with Ericsson, especially for Indian operations.

In addition, the company authorities have also notified that the five-year contract will support multi-vendor and multi-technology, where Ericsson will be liable for operating maintaining as well as providing its services across 70% of Bharti Airtel’s network across India. Simultaneously, Ericsson will be employed to manage Bharti Airtel’s prepaid customer base.

Sanjay Kapoor has claimed that India can be observed as the third largest internet market with a noteworthy increase in the data traffic, higher number of smartphones as well as wireless networks. Ericsson is believed to have a significant role to create Airtel’s 3G networks in Indian service circles.

Ericsson Eyes Indian Market As Export Center For Networking Gear

Telecommunication equipment manufacturer Ericsson stated that it was looking at making the country a worldwide export centre for networking gear from its Jaipur plant.

Ericsson India President Fredrik Jejdling stated, “We have recently increased capacity at our facility in Jaipur. In the future, we are looking at making this facility a global export hub.”

But, he refused to remark on the details of investment and time period for beginning for exports from the division.

Commencing with wireline hardware fabrication, it makes 2G and 3G tools at the said division.

Ericsson handles assembly lines offering tools for radio access system, core net, transmission solutions and modules from the division.

With the initiation of novel technologies, comprising 3G and TD-LTE, in the country, the development was done to expand the company’s capacities to hold up the clients in a better way.

“We can now look at exporting to other countries as well,” Mr. Jejdling said.

Ericsson owns manufacturing divisions in Sweden, China as well as Brazil.