Airtel Partners With Qualcomm To Bring 5G To India

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Airtel Partners With Qualcomm To Bring 5G To India

Recently, Airtel became the first telco to demonstrate 5G over a LIVE commercial network in India. This was tested in the city of Hyderabad.

Now, it has announced that Qualcomm 5G RAN platforms will be used to roll-out virtualized and Open RAN-based 5G networks.

O-RAN is a flexible and scalable architecture that is considered useful to help small and medium-sized businesses to become viable players in the deployment of 5G networks.

Additionally, Airtel and Qualcomm Technologies will work together to offer a wide array of use cases. This includes 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) that offers broadband connectivity at Gigabit speeds to homes and business.

Airtel Partners With Qualcomm To Bring 5G To India

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The Qualcomm 5G Fixed Wireless Access Platform supports any combination of 5G spectrum bands and modes, from extended-range high power sub-6 to extended-range mmWave.

Airtel will utilize the capabilities of these platforms to develop 5G applications for Industry 4.0 use cases. FWA services will be able to deliver multi-gigabit Internet speeds wirelessly to customers.

In a nutshell, thanks to the ultra-fast and low latency of 5G, customers will be getting gigabit size file downloads in seconds and 4K video streaming on the go. Also, immersive technologies like Virtual Reality and SMART Homes with connected things.

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Last-mile connectivity challenges are becoming increasingly important. The ongoing pandemic has further increased the need for a remote, mobile-first society.

Bharti Airtel is one of the biggest premier communications solutions providers in India. It is also a board member of the O-RAN Alliance.

With the new collaboration, the telecom giant hopes to allow a faster rollout of broadband services in a cost-effective and expeditious manner across India.

“Airtel has been a pioneer of new technologies and our networks are fully ready for 5G. We are delighted to have Qualcomm Technologies as a key technology provider in our journey to roll-out world-class 5G in India,” said Randeep Sekhon, CTO, Bharti Airtel.

“With Airtel’s integrated service portfolio and Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G leadership, we will be well placed to usher India into the next era of hyper-fast and ultra-low latency digital connectivity,” he added.

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On the other hand, Qualcomm 5G RAN platforms are aimed to deliver cutting-edge technology for virtualized, flexible, and interoperable 5G infrastructure.

“There is a compelling case to accelerate the roll-out of 5G networks in India, as it will help fast-track the country’s socio-economic growth and development,” said Rajen Vagadia, Vice President, QUALCOMM India Private Limited and President, Qualcomm India.

“We are pleased to be working with Airtel, and we are excited by the opportunity ahead. 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,” he added.

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