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Airtel Partners With SK Telecom For 5G Network In India

SK Telecom is credited with many industry firsts

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Airtel Launching 5G With SK Telecom

Within a week of their entry into 4G VoLTE, telecom operator Bharti Airtel today announced a strategic partnership with South Korean telco major SK Telecom to bring 5G to India and build a high speed network throughout the country.

SK Telecom is known to use the latest telecom technologies and is the first in the world to bring 2G, 3G and 4G. It has partnered with Airtel to build the most advanced telecom network in the country. Both the companies will work in a partnership to evolve the 5G-standard technology in India.

Advanced Telecom Technology

Apart from 5G, both companies will also collaborate to work on some advanced telecom technologies, which include Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Internet of Things (IoT). The outcome of all these efforts by Airtel and SK Telecom will be exclusively focused on India.

Future Ready Telecom Ecosystem

The strategic partnership between the two companies is meant to build in a future ready telecom market for India. Both the firms will work together towards shaping up and enabling a telecom ecosystem for introduction of such advanced technologies in the Indian context.

Better Airtel Network In India

This collaboration between Bharti Airtel and SK Telecom is also focused on a far better network for Airtel in India. Both the companies will work to improve the experience of Airtel customers in India by leveraging all the expertise from the South Korean telco, who has built one of the most superior mobile broadband networks in the planet.

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SK Telecom will help Airtel to build a mobile network of global standards by identifying, monitoring and delivering all the necessary improvements which will help to enhance the network experience to an individual device basis. This will be a first of it’s kind in India, and SK Telecom’s technology and expertise will help Airtel to build a better network.

Quest For Better Internet

There has been a massive quest among the Indian Telecom Operators to deliver high speed mobile internet to customers. As per recent data published by country’s telecom regulator TRAI, Jio at present is offering about double the average bandwidth delivered by its closest rivals, Airtel and Vodafone (which is around 18MB per second).

SK Telecom’s 600 mbps Speed Plan

South Korea’s SK Telecom developed the global mobile telecommunications industry, and took it to the next level by launching CDMA (2G), WCDMA (3G) and LTE-A (4G) for the first time in the world. Presently, SK Telecom offers up to 500 MBPS 4G speed with their carrier aggregation technology. Back in 2014, SK Telecom demonstrated how it will transmit data at 600 MB per second using technology provided by Nokia Networks.

Airtel’s Vision Of 5G

Bharti Mittal has said, “Airtel has always looked forward to bring in the latest telecom technology to India”. Their new partnership with Telecom major SK Telecom will help them decisively change the telecom scenario in the country and will put India at par with the most advanced broadband nations in the world.

High Speed Internet And Better Coverage

Both the companies have pledged to work across several areas which will include developing the bespoke software to enrich the network experience by leveraging the advanced telecom tools from SK Telecom, which will include machine learning, big data and building custom tools. This will help Airtel to improve the network planning based on every user’s device experience.

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