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Samsung to supply 5G solutions and other equipment to Bharti Airtel

India is a massive market with approximately 1.1 billion users of wireless communications service. Samsung built India's first 4G LTE network in 2016.

  • Updated: August 5, 2022 6:12 PM IST
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Samsung Electronics will provide 5G solutions and equipment to Indian telecommunications company Bharti Airtel, marking the South Korean tech giant’s first 5G equipment deal from India as the country plans to roll out 5G services after a successful spectrum auction. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy F22 gets a price cut in India of Rs 2,000 in India

Airtel, the world’s fourth-largest communications solutions provider by users, is set to roll out 5G network in India in August, in partnership with Samsung. Also Read - Amazon Great Freedom sale starts: Best smartphone deals from OnePlus, Apple, iQoo, Samsung

Swedish Ericsson and Finland’s Nokia have also been selected as 5G partners. Also Read - 5G in India: Why is 700Mhz band important for you? And for telcos

Samsung said the deal includes building 5G radio stations and offering maintenance and other services. The value of the deal was not disclosed.

“5G will have a powerful impact on India’s consumers and businesses — taking mobile experiences to a new level, introducing a gamut of enhanced capabilities and expanding what is possible,” Cheun Kyung-whoon, president and head of the networks business at Samsung Electronics, said in a statement.

“As a global leader in 5G, Samsung is excited to embark on this 5G journey with Airtel to deliver innovative solutions that will help advance India’s entrepreneurial spirit and open up a new paradigm for the country.”

India is a massive market with approximately 1.1 billion users of wireless communications service. Samsung built India’s first 4G LTE network in 2016.

“We are delighted to announce that Airtel will commence roll out of 5G services in August. Our network agreements are finalized and Airtel will work with the best technology partners from across the world to deliver the full benefits of 5G connectivity to our consumers,” Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal said in a statement.

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  • Published Date: August 5, 2022 6:11 PM IST
  • Updated Date: August 5, 2022 6:12 PM IST



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