Tejas to enhance Airtel’s optical network capacity

Tejas to enhance Airtel’s optical network capacity

Leading Indian operator Bharti Airtel has selected networking products company Tejas Networks to enhance its optical network capacity in key metropolitan markets.

Tejas says it will supply, install and support its state-of-the-art TJ1600 DWDM/OTN products for extending Airtel’s optical networks towards the edge, supporting 5G backhaul, B2B services and broadband applications.

The enhanced capacity, the company says, will enable Airtel to deliver a superior experience to its customers as data consumption in India grows rapidly.

Airtel says it has been making significant investments in expanding its metro network capacity both as part of its 5G readiness and also in order to manage increased bandwidth consumption by fixed-line and enterprise customers.

Commenting on the agreement, Mr Sanjay Nayak, Managing Director and CEO of Tejas Networks, said: “We are happy to see that our TJ1600 platform, with its ‘pay-as-you-grow’ modular design supporting 100Gbps to 600Gbps wavelengths and a universal OTN/DWDM architecture offering advanced bandwidth expansion and optimization, is gaining significant traction among leading telecom service providers around the globe.”

Tejas Networks designs, develops and sells networking products to telecommunications service providers, internet service providers, utilities, defence and government entities in over 75 countries.

In July Tejas Networks announced a strategic investment from Panatone Finvest Limited, a subsidiary of Tata Sons Private Limited, for a controlling stake in the company, as a result of which Panatone Finvest Limited made an open offer to acquire a stake of up to 26.0 percent.

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