New Delhi, February 23
Bharti Airtel and US chipmaker Qualcomm on Tuesday announced collaboration for accelerating 5G in India.
“Through Airtel’s network vendors and device partners, Airtel will utilise the Qualcomm 5G RAN platforms to roll out virtualised and open RAN-based 5G networks. Airtel is committed to driving the success of O-RAN and is working with Qualcomm to explore and implement the O-RAN approach for India,” a company statement said. The flexible architecture of O-RAN will enable new opportunities for SMBs to become viable players in the deployment of 5G networks, it added. — PTI