Airtel will use Ericsson’s network technology to help it manage its customer’s growing data consumption, as it paves the way for the transition to 5G
Indian network operator, Bharti Airtel, is to deploy Ericsson’s 5G ready Cloud Packet Core in its network architecture, as it looks to ready its networks for the evolution towards 5G.
The move will address Airtel’s customer’s growing data usage on its current 4G network.
“Ericsson has been leading the virtual Evolved Packet Core market for several years now and our solutions in this area are gaining traction around the world. The technologies and solutions that we are providing Airtel are a key part of Ericsson’s 5G Core offering. The deployment of these technologies will help Airtel in meeting the rapidly evolving demands of customers and also enable swift deployment of new use cases and innovative services for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and Internet of Things (IoT),” said Nunzio Mirtillo, head of Ericsson South East Asia, Oceania and India at Ericsson.
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