Samsung looks beyond Jio to build 5G network; in talks with Airtel, VIL

Reliance Jio has undertaken trials with Ericsson in 5G

South Korean giant Samsung looks beyond Reliance Jio to build 5G network
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Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
South Korean giant Samsung which entered India’s telecom gear market by winning the contract to build Reliance Jio’s pan-India 4G network is now looking beyond Jio in 5G.

It is in talks with Bharti Airtel to supply equipment and build the 5G network for the telco in a few circles which might include Punjab and Kolkata, say sources in the know.

Samsung has also held preliminary talks with Vodafone Idea. A Samsung India spokesperson declined to comment. A query to Bharti Airtel and Vodafone did not receive a reply.
Topics : 5G Samsung

First Published: Jul 29 2022 | 11:06 PM IST

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