Ericsson gets $1B order from Airtel

By agencies   |   Thursday, 24 August 2006, 07:00 Hrs
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STOCKHOLM: The Swedish telecoms group Ericsson has bagged a contract from Bharti Airtel, worth an estimated $1 billion.

Bharti Airtel is one of India's leading private sector providers of telecommunications and Internet access services.

The telecom giant won an order from Bharti Airtel to expand and upgrade its mobile network.

Under the three-year services agreement, Ericsson will design, develop and deploy Bharti's network, including capacity and coverage. After completion Bharti will be able to reach all towns and cities in 15 regions, the company said in a statement.

Bharti Airtel had awarded Ericsson the contract with a view to expand and upgrade its GSM/GPRS network and managed services, as per the statement.

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