Airtel partners up with Qualcomm for providing 5G services in India
Bharti Airtel on Tuesday announced that it will collaborate with US company Qualcomm for providing 5G services in Indian market. Qualcomm is a an American company which creates intellectual property, software, semiconductors and services relating to wireless technology. It also owns patents critical to the CDMA2000, TD-SCDMA and WCDMA mobile communications standards.
Airtel, India’s 2nd largest telecom company released a statement that it will be using Qualcomm’s Radio Access Network platform to roll out 5G services in India which already runs services on the cloud.
Whereas Airtel’s competitor Reliance-Jio has said that they have built their in-house 5G solution whenever Indian government decides to starts the roll out process for 5G services. Last year, Reliance has raised $97 million in investments from Qualcomm for its digital unit which currently houses Jio.
Indian government is yet to sign on the dotted line which would auction 5G airwaves which guarantees internet speed to be 20 times more faster than the existing one.