Bharti Airtel signs $150 m mega deal with Huawei
Bharti Airtel Lanka Private Limited, a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel
Limited, one of Asia’s leading integrated telecom services companies,
signed a managed networks deal for its Sri Lanka operations with Huawei
Executive Director, Bharti Airtel Sanjay Nandrajog CEO, Huawei
India Max Yang Exchanging the agreements. Picture by Saliya
The three-year deal is valued at approximately USD 150 Million and
includes telecom applications and software.
With the network deal in place, customers in Sri Lanka can look
forward to a host of innovative products and services at an affordable
price from Airtel’s vast portfolio”. The latest custom-built technology
from Huawei is expected to reduce Bharti Airtel’s total cost of
ownership (TCO), as well as enhance its competitive edge.
Specifically, Hawaii’s Distributed Node B will enable Bharti to
deploy the network faster and more cost-effectively.
Bharti Airtel, rated among the best performing companies in the world
in the Business Week IT 100 list 2007, was recently awarded the licence
to provide 2G and 3G mobile services in Sri Lanka. Under the agreement,
Huawei will deploy and manage Airtel’s core network, Node-Bs and BTSs
and comprehensive end-to-end 2G/3G network solutions.
Executive Director, International Operations and Managed Services,
Bharti Airtel Sanjay Nandrajog said, “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.
Huawei has established credentials as a global company producing high
quality products and solutions. We are delighted to be partnering Huawei.
CEO, Huawei India Max Yang said, “We are extremely proud and happy to
partner with Bharti Airtel who pioneered the telecom revolution in India
and continues to contribute immensely to the remarkable growth of the
We look forward to continuing this strategic partnership with Bharti
Airtel by providing innovative and customer-oriented solutions and
services including wireless solutions.”
Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises, is
Asia’s leading integrated telecom services provider with an aggregate of
46.76 million customers as of end of July 2007, consisting of 44.76
million mobile customers. Bharti Airtel has been rated among the best
performing companies in the world in the Business Week IT 100 list 2007.
Huawei Technologies is a leader in providing next generation
telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world. The
company is dedicated to providing innovative and customized products,
services and solutions to create long-term value and potential growth
for its customers.