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.