Bharti Airtel and Ericsson on Tuesday announced a deal between them, to offer 4G network technology. The deal is great news for 4G community, as its still in infancy in India.
Chris Houghton, head of Ericsson Region India, said “Airtel has selected Ericsson to be its partner in offering LTE (Long-Term Evolution, also marketed as 4G LTE) in India” at a company-organized event to launch the product solution.
For those unkown to the term LTE, it is a standard for wireless communication for high-speed data for mobile phones and terminals.
Reliance Jio Infocomm, the only company that has not opened their score in the services offered for 4G. In comparison, Aircel and Bharti Airtel have launched 4G services on the 2300 Mhz band (TDD-LTE standard) in few cities.
Collaboration between Aditya Birla Group’s Idea Cellular has given rise to solutions data charging deal with Ericsson’s Evolved IP Network (EIN). EIN delivers subscriber broadband services such as 2G, 3G, 4G, triple-play and Wi-Fi over a unified IP transport.
Three companies Airtel, Jio, Vodafone India and Idea have started their 4G journey and won spectrum in the 1800 MHz band, in auctions held in February. This can be helpful in the implementation of 4G across the country.