Bharti Airtel All Set To Deploy Ericsson’s 5G Solution

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  • Ericsson Cloud Packet Core is built on Ericsson’s market-leading virtual Evolved Packet Core (EPC) applications
  • The deployment will consist of solutions like Ericsson virtual Evolved Packet Gateway (vEPG) that follow ETSI standards
  • Airtel will benefit from Ericsson’s market-leading packet core network applications and functions
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In accordance with India’s ambitious 5G plans, Bharti Airtel has selected Ericsson to deploy its 5G-ready Cloud Packet Core in Airtel’s Pan India core network.  Ericsson Cloud Packet Core is built on Ericsson’s market-leading virtual Evolved Packet Core (EPC) applications.

The deployment will consist of solutions like Ericsson virtual Evolved Packet Gateway (vEPG) that follow ETSI standards. It will enhance capacity in Airtel’s network and enable the network to address the rapidly growing demand for high-speed data services.

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“The Indian telecom market is witnessing a massive surge in data usage. To address this demand and evolving consumption patterns, we are investing in innovative technologies and solutions to enable a superlative data experience for our customers in India,” said Randeep Sekhon, CTO, Bharti Airtel.

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He added, ”Ericsson is one of our key network partners and this deployment will help us enhance our packet core network which will not just scale up data capacity, but also make us edge cloud-ready.”

“Ericsson has been leading the virtual Evolved Packet Core market for several years now and our solutions in this area are gaining traction around the world. The technologies and solutions that we are providing Airtel are a key part of Ericsson’s 5G core offering,” said Nunzio Mirtillo, Head of Ericsson South East Asia, Oceania and India, Ericsson.

The deployment of these technologies will help Airtel in meeting the rapidly evolving demands of customers and also enable swift deployment of new use cases and innovative services for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the Internet of Things (IoT).”

Airtel stated that it will benefit from Ericsson’s market-leading packet core network applications and functions. 

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