Bharti Airtel has tied up with STL to build a modern optical fiber network in around 10 telecom circles across the country. STL made the announcement yesterday but the kept the identity of the 10 telecom circles unrevealed.
Airtel and STL will work closely to design and build a network to shape the future with STL being a long term partner of Airtel in optical connectivity space. The modern optical fiber network will enable Airtel to deliver a world-class experience through enhanced scalability, improved bandwidth, and reduced latency.
The future-ready network which will be densely fiberized will form the foundation for Airtel to offer many next-gen services such as 5G, FTTH, IoT, enterprise networks, and industry 4.0.
STL’s expertise and credentials in fiber rollouts along with the use of end-to end deployment solution – LEAD 360o will create multiple efficiencies, enable faster launch readiness, and enhanced network quality for Airtel.
Airtel had recently awarded ITI the mandate to roll out the backbone of its optical fiber network for expansion of its broadband connectivity in 8 cities for Fiber to the Home (FTTH) roll out across the country
Commenting on the partnership, Randeep Sekhon, CTO, Bharti Airtel said – “We are pleased to deepen our collaboration with STL to build a competent, future ready network. Airtel has always been committed to delivering customer delight and building a connected ecosystem. This 5G-ready and high capacity network will enable us to provide faster delivery of new services, while delivering an enhanced user experience.”
KS Rao, CEO- Network Services and Software, STL said, “As an integrator of end-to-end digital networks, we are constantly innovating to provide smarter and intelligent networks to our customers. We are excited about this stronger and renewed strategic partnership with Airtel. The need for dense fiberization shall continue to grow on the back of investments in 5G, FTTH, data centres, and next-gen digital networks. STL, with its diverse capability across all network layers, is uniquely positioned to deliver significant value for Digital Service Providers.”