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Bharti Airtel Hands Optical Network Expansion Deal to Tejas Networks

Homegrown telecoms gear maker Tejas Networks Thursday said it has bagged an optical network expansion deal from Bharti Airtel.

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Airtel awards Tejas Networks optical network expansion deal

Indian telecom gear maker Tejas Networks said that it bagged an optical network expansion deal from Bharti Airtel.

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Tejas Networks Bags Network Expansion Deal

“We are delighted to partner with Tejas in this key network intervention that will enable us to deliver world-class experience to our customers,” said Randeep Sekhon, CTO, Bharti Airtel. Tejas will supply, install, and maintain its optical transmission network to expand Airtel’s optical network to the edge. Further, Tejas Networks will also support 5G backhaul, B2B services, and broadband applications.

Sanjay Nayak, MD and CEO, Tejas Networks, said, “we are delighted to expand our decade-long partnership with Airtel, which has established itself as one of the premier telecom service providers in the world. Under this new contract, we will provide our multi-terabit TJ1600 DWDM/OTN products to augment Airtel’s metro network capacity right up the network edge".

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This deal comes as Airtel looks to ready its network across circles for the imminent 5G rollout in the country. Also, this is the second way in which Tata has been involved with Airtel for 5G. Earlier, TCS had entered in a deal with the telco. What's more, recently, Tata Sons has also acquired a 43.3% stake in Tejas Networks for Rs. 1850 crore.

Tata Group has set its eyes on developing and delivering 5G solutions in India and around the world. As such, the partnership with Airtel can serve as valuable experience for the company.

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