Huawei bags Bharti’s Delhi LTE deal for Rs 120 crore

Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, has bagged Bharti Airtel’s LTE order worth Rs 120 crore for its Delhi circle.

This is Huawei’s 2nd LTE deal from Bharti Airtel as the company has already won LTE deal for Karnataka circle.

The deal includes deployment of mobile broadband network in Delhi circle using LTE-TDD technology. The company plans to deploy end-to-end solutions for RAN and EPC bundled with Huawei application software and customer-provided equipment (CPE).

Huawei’s solutions for commercial LTE-TDD aim to deliver the best in network performance, network convergence and end-to-end innovation creating the best user experience.

At present Bharti Airtel is offering LTE-TDD services in Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune and Chandigarh. The company has deployed ZTE’ for LTE equipment in Kolkata,   Huawei for Bangalore and Nokia Siemens Networks for Pune.

Bharti has placed Delhi LTE deal in March, 2013. It is expected that LTE-TDD will drive the next big wave of mobile broadband in the country based on service differentiation, throughput and Voice over LTE services.

By May 2013, Huawei has deployed LTE-TDD solutions for nearly 40 operators in Asia, the Middle East, North America, South America, Western Europe, Russia and Africa.

Bharti Airtel had won LTE spectrum in four telecom circles of Kolkata, Maharashtra, Punjab and Karnataka in 2010 BWA spectrum auction and also acquired four more circles of Delhi, Mumbai, Haryana and Kerala with the acquisition of Qualcomm’s 4G subsidiary.

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