Bharti Airtel awards $150 mn network deal with Huawei

Cellular major Bharti Airtel has awarded a 150 million-dollar deal to Chinese vendor Huawei for building and managing GSM mobile infrastructure for its Sri Lankan operations.

Huawei will deploy comprehensive 2G and 3H network for Bharti Airtel Lanka, the subsidiary of Bharti Airtel.

Airtel has signed three-year deal managed networks deal for its Lanka operations with Huawei Technologies and it includes telecom applications and software.

With the network deal in place, customers in Sri Lanka can look forward to a host of products and services at an affordable price from Airtels vast portfolio, Bharti Airtel said.

Bharti Airtel was recently awarded the licence to provide 2G and 3G mobile services in Sri Lanka. Under the agreement, Huawei will deploy and manage Airtels core network, Node-Bs and BTSs and comprehensive end-to-end 2G/3G network solutions, it said.

According to Sanjay Nandrajog, Executive Director, International Operations & Managed Services, Bharti Airtel, “Bharti Airtel is committed to creating a mobile network and offering 2G and 3G services to customers in Sri Lanka. Huawei has established credentials as a global company producing high quality products and solutions.”

Max Yang, CEO, Huawei India said, “We look forward to continuing this strategic partnership with Bharti Airtel by providing innovative and customer-oriented solutions and services including wireless solutions.