New Delhi: Bharti Airtel has selected Alcatel Lucent to create Internet protocol (IP) access network, which will enable it to deliver faster mobile broadband services to its subscribers.

This IP network will allow Bharti Airtel to meet the surging bandwidth requirements of customers while accessing data, video and Internet services on an array of devices, such as smart-phones, tablets and laptops, Bharti Airtel said in a statement.

"Given the exponential growth in the uptake of data in India, we thought it is the right time for us to transition to a scalable IP-based access network for reasons of both cost and performance," Bharti Airtel Director (Network Services Group) Jagbir Singh said.

The company added that CEN-based IP access network will help the operator to offer its customers various services such as video streaming, high speed data, social network-based applications, online gaming, video conferencing and online collaboration.

This network would also be catering to the DSL broadband as well as 2G/3G/4G voice and data traffic.

"It is a whole new world and Bharti Airtel is ready for its challenges and we are delighted to partner with Bharti Airtel in this journey," Alcatel-Lucent India President and Managing Director Munish Seth said.


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