Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio Infocomm have today partnered and will henceforth share telecom infrastructure in a quest to reduce costs they incur on their respective networks.
The result is linked to the recent upgrade of 4G services in Punjab, having Reliance Jio as the only company with pan-India airwaves that can be used for 4G services which have very high speed wireless broadband services while Airtel plays key telecom operator in the state with a strong subscriber base.
Merging of the two companies also aims at ensuring seamless services to their subscribers, as well as to curb duplication of infrastructure and cut costs based on prevailing market rates.
“This agreement will include optic fibre network – inter and intra city submarine cable networks, towers and internet broadband services and other such opportunities identified in the future. The arrangement could be extended to roaming on 2G, 3G and 4G and any other areas related to telecommunication including laying optic fibre or other forms of infrastructure services.” stated a joint statement by both companies.
Airtel has so far increased geographical reach both in Africa and South Asia and has rolled out different projects within its range each turning out of great benefit no wonder ‘Best operator of the year reward.”
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