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.