The country’s leading telecommunications provider, Bharti Airtel, announced on Wednesday, July 21 that it is partnering with US multinational technology company Intel to accelerate the rollout of the 5G network in India by leveraging its virtualized radio access network (vRAN) and O -RAN (open radio access network) technologies. The partnership between the two leading companies is likely to give a major boost to the rollout of the 5G network in the country.
Through the joint efforts of Intel and Airtel, the communications network will evolve from fixed-function devices to virtualized cloud-native deployments. This will enable edge-to-cloud communications to power a hyper-connected world where industry 4.0, cloud gaming and virtual or augmented reality become an everyday experience for customers. The partnership is part of Airtel’s 5G roadmap for the country, according to a statement shared by the telecom operator.