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Ericsson starts installing 5G-ready telecom equipment on Voda Idea network

The equipment will be used for 4G services at present and can be upgraded to provide 5G services as per business requirement of Vodafone Idea Ltd

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Ericsson

Swedish telecom gear maker Wednesday said it has started deploying 5G-ready equipment on Idea network.

The equipment will be used for at present and can be upgraded to provide services as per business requirement of Idea Ltd (VIL), said.

"We have been strategic partners to both and and now we enter a new phase of partnership with this deal with VIL.

"The in the Radio System portfolio will help boost the capacity of VIL's LTE (4G) network and broaden the availability of high quality for its customers," Managing Director Nitin Bansal said.

He said the contract is for eight of 22 telecom circles in which VIL operates.

VIL has plans to invest Rs 20,000 crore in network expansion over the next 15 years.

First Published: Wed, February 20 2019. 13:31 IST
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