Bharti Airtel has selected Ceragon’s microwave radios, outdoor multicore solution and related services to densify and expand its 4G network in the country. Airtel is looking to increase its 4G network capacity in urban areas and expand its coverage in rural areas to prepare for its future evolution to 5G.

According to Airtel, the expansion has already started in the rural areas.

Airtel aims to increase its network capacity in order to address the growing demand for broadband amid sharp rise in data consumption across India. In this regard, Ceragon is working closely with Airtel to pursue rapid deployment of its microwave radios amid lockdown.

Ceragon’s flexible wireless hauling solutions, using compact all-outdoor dual-carriers microwave radios will enable Airtel to quickly respond to surge in network capacity demands, and prepare for long-term network capacity growth.

Further, Airtel said that it can improve efficiency of scarce backhaul spectrum via Ceragon’s multicore technology with upto 1Gbps capacity.