"This is one of the most robust 3G network setups taken up by Ericsson in India thus far where airtel 3G services in Delhi will have a comprehensive presence, delivering speeds up to 21 Mbps even in indoor environments," said Ericsson in a statement.
In September 2010, Bharti airtel has chosen Ericsson India, Nokia Siemens Networks and Huawei Technologies as network partners to launch 3G Services in India.
"Our long standing association with Bharti has reached a new level today with the introduction of data based services.
Thanks to our close collaboration with Bharti, we have successfully rolled out this comprehensive and complex network in a very short time," said Gowton Achaibar, Head of Region, Ericsson India.
Ericsson was selected by airtel to deploy network across eight circles. The network laid down by Ericsson comprises more than 1800 radio base stations, said statement from Ericsson.
"With the mobile phone fast emerging as the primary device for accessing a variety of data services, we believe that strong network capabilities will play a crucial role in delivering a strong and sustained 3G experience," said Atul Bindal, President-Mobile Services, Bharti airtel.