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Airtel Deploys VoLTE Network with Nokia Software

By Ken Briodagh

Nokia recently announced that its CloudBand-based software products are powering Bharti Airtel’s Voice over LTE (VoLTE) network in India. The network supports more than 110 million customers, reportedly making it the largest cloud-based VoLTE network in India and the largest Nokia-run VoLTE in the world.

Airtel said in the release that it will use the VoLTE network to provide its mobile customers faster and more reliable, cost-efficient call connectivity. The solution, which has been deployed to cover all 22 telecom service areas in India, is designed to use less power and space than the traditional 2G/3G Circuit Switched legacy core.

Airtel said it will also deploy Nokia’s CloudBand Infrastructure Software with the aim to create new revenue opportunities for 5G and internet-connected devices to lay the foundation for 5G networks and deliver new digital services with greater ease, flexibility and agility.

“We are delighted to deepen our strategic partnership with Nokia to build a future ready and agile network,” said Randeep Sekhon, CTO, Bharti Airtel. “The country’s largest open cloud based VoLTE network is a major milestone in Airtel’s journey. Our objective is to reap the benefits of cloud solutions to simplify our architecture and enable faster delivery of innovative services, ultimately delivering an enhanced customer experience.”


Ken Briodagh is a storyteller, writer and editor with about two decades of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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