Airtel takes Chinese partnership to operate in Sri Lanka

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Agartala, September 24 (UNI) Cellular service provider Bharti Airtel has awarded a 150 million US dollar deal to Chinese vendor Huawei for building and managing GSM mobile infrastructure for Sri Lankan operations.

Airtel Corporate Communication's Northeastern region chief Ms Anjuli Chittaranjan said here today that Huawei would deploy comprehensive 2G and 3G network for Bharti Airtel Lanka, the subsidiary of Bharti Airtel.

The Company has signed a three-year managed networks deal for its Lanka operations with Huawei Technologies and it includes telecom applications and software, Ms Chittaranjan said.

The Company was recently awarded the license to provide 2G and 3G mobile services in Sri Lanka and under the agreement, Huawei would deploy and manage Airtel's core network, Node-Bs and BTSs and comprehensive end-to-end 2G&3G network solutions in the island nation.

''Bharti Airtel is committed to creating a state of the art mobile network and offering world-class and affordable 2G and 3G services to customers in Sri Lanka and Huawei has established credentials as a global company producing high quality products and solutions,'' she added.


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