Asia Express - Mobile Communications
Huawei, Ericsson Chosen by Bharti for Mobile Network Expansion and Management in Bangladesh
October 08, 2010
Indian mobile operator Bharti Airtel announced on October 7, 2010 that the company will team up with telecom equipment suppliers Chinese Huawei and Swedish Ericsson for Bharti's mobile network expansion and management in Bangladesh, according to the Economic Times. As per the agreement, Huawei and Ericsson are projected to provide network design, planning, implementation, and project management services for Bharti. The two companies are also expected to offer the material and services needed for the base station sites and microwave transmissions. It is reported that Ericsson will be responsible for managing majority of its network capacity in Bangladesh, and Huawei will take care of upgrading the networks in the eastern part of the country.

Bharti announced that the company has acquired a 70% stake in Bangladeshi telecom operator Warid Telecom in January this year. Warid Telecom has a subscriber base of 3 million, according to Reuters.