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Bharti Airtel, Qualcomm enter into collaboration for accelerating 5G in India

Recently, Airtel became India's first telco to demonstrate SG over a LIVE commercial network in the city of Hyderabad

Bharti Airtel and Qualcomm have entered into collaboration for accelerating 5G in India. Recently, Airtel became India's first telco to demonstrate SG over a LIVE commercial network in the city of Hyderabad. Through Airtel’s network vendors and device partners, Airtel will utilize the Qualcomm 5G RAN Platforms to roll-out virtualized and Open RAN-based 5G networks. Airtel, as a board member of the O-RAN Alliance, is committed to driving the success of O-RAN and is working with Qualcomm Technologies to explore and implement the O-RAN approach for India.

The flexible and scalable architecture of O-RAN will create new opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses to become viable players in the deployment of 5G networks. In addition, Airtel and Qualcomm Technologies will collaborate to enable a wide array of use cases, including SG Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) that is designed to deliver broadband connectivity at Gigabit speeds to homes and businesses.

Bharti Airtel is a leading integrated telecommunications company with operations across Asia and Africa.