India’s Airtel asks Summit Digitel to provide tower infrastructure

India’s Airtel asks Summit Digitel to provide tower infrastructure

Digital infrastructure services provider Summit Digitel has announced that it has signed an agreement with Indian operator Bharti Airtel to provide its tower infrastructure for Airtel’s wireless network rollouts.

Quoted in India’s Economic Times news service, Bharti Airtel chief technology officer Randeep Sekhon said: “We are pleased to partner with Summit Digitel and leverage their passive infrastructure as we expand our high-speed networks across the country. We look forward to a longstanding partnership with Summit Digitel.”

Summit Digitel is one of India’s largest telecom infrastructure providers, with over 151,000 operational sites. Its sites are designed and built to accommodate 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G technologies. Summit Digitel adds that these sites also support IoT, massive MIMO, outdoor small cells, and the AI-related infrastructure requirements of mobile network operators.

The site infrastructure is scalable and can be customised to mobile network operator requirements and for future technologies as well as providing seamless voice and data services in both urban and remote rural areas.

The company adds that it strives to minimise the environmental impact of its operations and improve the efficient use of resources through sustainability and renewable energy solutions. 

This is another important alliance for Airtel as it gears up for 5G spectrum auctions, and follows the announcement in March that Airtel and multinational information technology services and consulting company Tech Mahindra plan to co-develop and market 5G use cases in India.

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