Airtel to collaborate with Qualcomm for 5G rollout in India
Recently, Airtel became India's first telco to demonstrate 5G over a LIVE commercial network in the city of Hyderabad.
An Airtel statement said that through its network vendors and device partners, the telecom will utilise the Qualcomm 5G RAN platforms to roll-out virtualised and Open RAN-based 5G networks.
Advertisement"Airtel, as a board member of the O-RAN Alliance, is committed to driving the success of O-RAN and is working with Qualcomm Technologies to explore and implement the O-RAN approach for India," it said.
The flexible and scalable architecture of O-RAN will create new opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses to become viable players in the deployment of 5G networks, it added.
In addition, Airtel and Qualcomm Technologies will collaborate to enable a wide range of use cases, including 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) that is designed to deliver broadband connectivity at
Airtel 5G solutions including FWA services will be able to deliver multi-gigabit internet speeds wirelessly to customers and open up a wide range of innovations, said the statement.
Randeep Sekhon, CTO,
Rajen Vagadia,Vice President,
AdvertisementHe added that this collaboration is expected to play a critical role in Airtel's plans to add 5G network coverage and capacity where and when it is needed the most.
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