Thursday, July 19, 2007

Ericsson wins Bharti’s contract

Bharti Airtel Ltd., India's largest mobile service provider, awarded Ericsson (Sweidish Equipment Supplier) for expanding its network, a deal worth $2 billion (Rs. 8,000 crores). It is a two-year deal and one of the biggest contracts for Ericsson. Ericsson will design, plan, deploy and manage Bharti's GSM network across 15 circles and its pre-paid platform across 23 circles in the country.

Ericsson will also deliver pan-India integrated device management solutions, enabling usage of advanced data services by all mobile customers of Bharti across retail and enterprise segments. Airtel is addind 2 million subscribers in India per month and as such it is achallenging contract.

"This contract is an important part of realising Bharti's vision of a converged network and of expanding coverage in rural India to launch innovative voice and data services for Indian consumers,We are honoured that Bharti has chosen to partner with us in this grand venture that underpins our strategy of providing communication for all through sustainable and innovative solution." said Ericsson India Managing Director Mats Granryd.
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