Airtel deploys India’s largest Open cloud-based VoLTE network supported by Nokia


Airtel VoLTE network in India is supported by the Nokia CloudBand based software products.

Airtel revealed that it now has the world's largest cloud-based VoLTE network and the largest Nokia run VoLTE across the globe. The network even now supports more than 100 million customers.

VoLTE uses the 4G internet to make the voice calls, as opposed to 2G or 3G connections, that are widely used. Airtel will now be able to offer its mobile customers with reliable call connectivity due to the upgrade in the network. The solution has already been deployed to the 22 telecom service areas.

Executive Opinion

Randeep Sekhon, CTO of Bharti Airtel, said, "We are delighted to deepen our strategic partnership with Nokia to build a future ready and agile network. The country’s largest open cloud based VoLTE network is a major milestone in Airtel’s journey. Our objective is to reap the benefits of cloud solutions to simplify our architecture and enable faster delivery of innovative services, ultimately delivering an enhanced customer experience."

Bhaskar Gorti, President of Nokia Software and Nokia Chief Digital Officer, said, "Nokia is very pleased to expand our partnership and support Airtel’s digital transformation journey. Nokia’s carrier-grade cloud software solutions drive simplicity and flexibility and will further strengthen Airtel’s solid 5G network foundation and transition to innovative digital solutions that are customer and experience centric."

Airtel 4G VoLTE Network

Nokia revealed that its multi-cloud management solutions, backed with data analytics that will also help in simplifying operations for the Airtel while allowing the operator to design custom network architectures.

Airtel will now be ramping down its 3G Network, in order to allow operators to use the freed-up spectrums to deploy the 4G/LTE services.

Nokia CloudBand infrastructure software that will also be deployed to create new revenue streams with the help of new digital services. CloudBand will help the Airtel to adapt its network capacities according to the changing consumption patterns in the real-time scenario.
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