Airtel picks Ericsson for expanding its VoLTE services in India
Bharti Airtel has selected Ericsson, the Swedish telecommunications manufacturer, for expanding its VoLTE (voice over LTE) services in India.
With this agreement, Airtel will be deploying the Ericsson Cloud VoLTE solution to deliver VoLTE services onto a customer data centre. The Ericsson Cloud VoLTE solution enables high-definition voice (HD voice) and offers modern communication service experiences across many types of devices, over LTE, Wi-Fi, and future 5G access.
Randeep Sekhon, CTO of Bharti Airtel, said, “We remain committed to building a state-of-the-art future-ready network as part of our network transformation program – Project Leap – and deliver a best-in-class digital experience to our smartphone customers. This partnership with Ericsson will allow us to rapidly increase VoLTE capacity to serve our growing traffic, and make our network prepared to easily introduce new communication services today and in 5G.”
Nunzio Mirtillo, Head of Market Area South East Asia, Oceania and India, Ericsson, added, “We are delighted to support Airtel by delivering our Ericsson Cloud VoLTE solution, which will provide them with a high-quality, modern, cloud-based solution for today’s and tomorrow’s communication service needs. We start today with expanding HD voice over LTE services across India, which will establish a platform to easily introduce new innovative services in the future.”