Bharti Airtel has commissioned Nokia Networks to expand its 4G presence to six new (Mumbai, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab and West Bengal) circles. The company deployed Nokia Networks´ radio network.
The deal marks its frequency-division duplexing - long-term evolution (FDD-LTE) deployment on 1800 MHz that will witness the launch of faster mobile broadband in six circles, the company said.
´Having already launched the high-speed 4G services across four circles in India, we are now looking at extending this enriching high-speed broadband experience to new circles on 1800 MHz band. Our association with Nokia Networks will help us support our vision and provide a superior 4G network,´ Abhay Savargaonkar, CTO, Bharti Airtel, said. Nokia Networks will also deploy TD-LTE on the 2300 MHz in two other circles.