Bharti Airtel extends managed services partnership with Ericsson

  • Two-year extension of existing multi-vendor, multi-technology managed services deal signed with Ericsson in 2011
  • Ericsson will manage 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE, Intelligent Network, LAN/WAN and Wi-Fi technologies in 15 circles across India
  • 150 million Airtel subscribers to benefit from enhanced network and high speed broadband services

Bharti Airtel, one of India's leading telecom services provider, has signed a two-year extension of its existing multi-vendor, multi-technology managed services deal with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC). Under the terms of the new agreement, Ericsson will manage 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE, Intelligent Network, LAN/WAN and Wi-Fi technologies in 15 circles. This agreement solidifies Ericsson's partnership with Bharti Airtel, while helping to increase business innovation and customer satisfaction.

Chris Houghton, Head of Ericsson's Region India, says: "We are committed to helping Bharti Airtel enhance customer experience and maximize operational efficiencies. We believe that our expertise in the managed services domain will enable Airtel subscribers to enjoy reliable services - and an enhanced digital experience across all generations of mobile technologies."

Ericsson will provide the full suite of managed services via a centralized, state-of-the-art Global Network Operation Center, as well as field services via a distributed network of service centers.

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Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 4 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 312 million customers across its operations at the end of December 2014. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com
 
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