As per reports, Qualcomm has forwarded authorization to Airtel to launch 4G services in 4 of its circles comprising the national capital and Mumbai.
Previous reports stated that Airtel will introduce 4G services the national capital and Mumbai circle in affiliation with Qualcomm.
The GSM service supplier has signed up a contract with the Qualcomm to launch 4G services on its behalf.
Qualcomm had pocketed Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum or 4G permissions the national capital, Mumbai, Haryana as well as the state of Kerala.
Presently, it entered into a deal with Bharti Airtel under which it has given authorization to the telecom giant with the aim to activate its 4G services in the four circles till the year 2014.
Bharti already has Broadband Wireless Access authorizations in four states comprising Kolkata, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra – and 3G permissions in thirteen circles crosswise the nation.
With this contract, Bharti has got a countrywide broadband control via a amalgamation of 4G and 3G, with its personal networks in 18 different circles.
Airtel has already rolled out its 4G services in the states of Kolkata and Karnataka.
While talking over the affiliation, Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, chairman and managing director, Bharti Airtel stated, “We are delighted to partner with Qualcomm, who shares our commitment to the government’s agenda of broadband for all. This partnership will combine the strength of Bharti’s national telecom footprint and Qualcomm’s technological leadership in the LTE TDD space.”
He stated that with a broadband ready network crosswise the country, Bharti is well placed to lead the forthcoming stage of the country’s telecommunication revolution.
Qualcomm anticipates offering technical help to Bharti regarding network structural design and optimization, infrastructure and device examination, in addition to continuing to build up and back up the fundamental technology and the LTE TDD ecosystem.