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Airtel selects Ericsson for VoLTE expansion

Bharti Airtel has selected Swedish telecom equipment manufacturer Ericsson for expanding its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services in India. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Ericsson deploy its Cloud VoLTE solution, an industrialised solution to deliver VoLTE services onto a customer data centre. The solution enables high-definition voice (HD voice) and provides modern communication services experiences across many types of devices, over LTE, Wi-Fi, and future 5G access, the company said in a statement.

Randeep Sekhon, CTO, Bharti Airtel, said: “This partnership with Ericsson will allow us to rapidly increase VoLTE capacity to serve our growing traffic, and make our network prepared to easily introduce new communication services today and in 5G”.

As per Ericsson Mobility Report, June 2018 edition, India is expected to have more than 780 million VoLTE subscriptions by 2023.

Source: The Hindu