On Monday, Bharti Airtel and Tata Group declared an imperative partnership for executing 5G network solutions for India. As per the reports, Airtel will lead and expand the original solution as part of its 5G rollout plans in India and commence the pilot in January 2022, as per the criteria formed by the government.
The Bharti Airtel and Tata Group announced a powerful partnership for executing 5G network solutions for India. According to a joint statement, Tata Group has acquired an “O-RAN (Open Radio Access Network) based Radio and NSA/SA (Non-Standalone/standalone) Core and has combined a totally indigenous telecom stack by leveraging the Group abilities and that of its partners”.
From January 2022, this solution will spring and will be available for commercial development.
“Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) brings its global system integration expertise and helps align the end-to-end solution to both 3GPP and O-RAN standards, as the network and equipment are increasingly embedded into software,” it said.
Airtel will lead and expand the indigenous solution as a portion of its 5G rollout plans in India and begin the pilot in January 2022, as per the norms formed by the government.
“These ‘Made in India’ 5G products and solutions are aligned to global standards, and inter-operate with other products based on standard open interfaces and those defined by the O-RAN Alliance,” the statement declared.
The 5G solutions of Airtel’s diverse and brownfield network has once commercially established the open export opportunities for India, which is now the second-largest telecom market globally, it continued.
Open RAN or open radio access network architecture is industry terminology for interoperability and standardization of radio access network elements including products and software from various vendors.