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Airtel inks deal with Nokia Networks to roll out 4G services in six telecom circles

Bharti Airtel

The leading Indian telecom operator Bharti Airtel has entered into an exclusive deal with Nokia Networks in order to roll out high-speed 4G services in its six telecom circles consisting of 11 states, starting from December 2015. The teleco will introduce 4G services in the circles of Andhra Pradesh, North East (7 states), Punjab, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, and Karnataka.

The service provider will start the 4G services in Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, North East and Punjab by December 2015, Karnataka by February 2016 and Rajasthan by April 2016.

As reported by PTI, Abhay Savargaonkar, Chief Technology Officer, Bharti Airtel in a statement said, “Having already launched the high-speed 4G services across four circles of India, we are now looking at extending this enriching high-speed broadband experience to new circles on 1800 MHz band.”

Talking about the deal with Airtel, Nokia Networks Vice President and Head of India Region Sandeep Girotra, stated that, the company is delighted to expand our TD-LTE footprint with Bharti and partner with them to deploy India’s first FDD-LTE in six new circles.

Nokia Networks, already a supplier of Bharti Airtel’s TD-LTE network, will also deploy TD-LTE on the 2300 MHz in 2 other circles.

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