Telecom operator Bharti Airtel on Wednesday announced a strategic partnership with South Korean telecom operator SK Telecom, known for using the latest technologies, to build India’s most advanced telecommunications network.
The two companies will also collaborate on a continuous basis to develop standards for 5G and advanced technologies such as network feature virtualization (NFV), defined software networks (SDN) and Cosas Internet (IoT), Bharti Airtel said in a statement.
Companies will work together to build an ecosystem conducive to the introduction of these technologies in the Indian context.
“This partnership will bring a dramatically improved experience to Airtel’s customers in India by leveraging the expertise of a company that has built one of the best mobile broadband networks in the world,” said Bharti Airtel President Sunil Bharti Mittal.
The ability to identify, monitor and deliver network experience enhancements on an individual device base will be the first in India, aided by SK Telecom’s global leadership in this area, according to the statement.
There has been a quest among Indian telecom operators to deliver high-speed mobile broadband to consumers. According to data released by sector regulator Trai, Reliance Jio has been offering twice the speed delivered by its closest rival at around 18 megabits per second.
SK Telecom has led the development of the global mobile telecommunications industry by launching CDMA (2G), WCDMA (3G) and LTE-A (4G) for the first time in the world. The company has been offering speeds of up to 500Mbps 4G using carrier aggregation technology.
In 2014, SK Telecom demonstrated data rates of 600 Mbps using technology provided by Nokia Networks.
Mr. Mittal said that Airtel has always looked forward to bringing the latest technology to India.
“With SK Telecom’s clear and undisputed leadership in technology, this is a partnership that will decisively change the game in India and put the country on a par with the most advanced broadband countries in the world,” he said.
Under the partnership, the two companies will work in a number of areas, including tailored software development to enhance the network experience, leveraging advanced digital tools including automated learning, large data and customized tools to improve network-based network planning. experience of each client.
“SK Telecom is delighted to announce a strategic partnership with Bharti Airtel SK Telecom will work closely with Bharti to bring new innovations in the network to deliver greater value to Bharti’s customers,” said SK Telecom’s president and CEO, Park Jung-ho.
SK Telecom is Korea’s largest telecommunications company, with more than 29 million mobile subscribers, representing about 50 percent of the total market.happy wheels
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