Bharti Airtel acquired 19,867.8 MHZ spectrum in 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 3300 MHz, and 26 GHz bands, bolstering its spectrum holding
Bharti Airtel on Wednesday announced that it has signed 5G network agreements with Ericsson, Nokia, and Samsung to start 5G deployment in August 2022.
According to the statement by Bharti Airtel, the telco pointed out its long-standing relationship for connectivity and pan-Indian managed services with Ericsson and Nokia, while stating that partnership with Samsung will begin this year onwards.
Recently, Sunil Mittal-led firm acquired 19,867.8 MHZ spectrum in 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 3300 MHz, and 26 GHz bands, bolstering its spectrum holding.
Within days of bidding for spectrum in auctions, Bharti Airtel, which acquired spectrum worth Rs 43,084 crore in the just-concluded auction, had said it is well-positioned to usher in the 5G revolution in India.
“India’s transition into a digital economy will be led by telecom and 5G presents a game-changing opportunity to drive the digital transformation of industries, enterprises and the socio-economic development of India,” Vittal added.