Airtel has given a contract to Ribbon Communications to upgrade its packet transport network in India.

As part of this contract, Ribbon will provide its 5G-Native Neptune platform to enhance its mobile backhaul transport capabilities.

Ribbon’s 5G-native Neptune solution will be deployed across Bharti Airtel’s India network, providing high capacity, low latency and real time programmability. The Neptune platform enables a powerful, efficient multi-layer next-generation network solution for a seamless evolution to future 5G services.

The deployment is part of Airtel’s network strategy to make its network future-proof and ready for a seamless transition to emerging technologies such as 5G.