Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel said on February 26, 2013, that it has deployed a technology platform from Ericsson which will enable it to offer flexible data plans. The plans will be introduced for pre-paid subscribers across multiple domains like 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE and Wi-Fi.
The latest solution has been deployed to all the 23 regions in the country. More than 95 percent of the 900 million connections in the country are based on the pre-paid platform. Bharti Airtel said in a statement, “Ericsson and Bharti Airtel planned and executed the systems integration of the solution that will allow Bharti Airtel to enhance the prepaid customer experience by offering a wider and more attractive range of prepaid services, flexible bundling and real-time control of chargeable services”.
However, none of the companies revealed the actual deal amount. So far Ericsson manages and maintains half of the networks of Bharti Airtel in India. Jagbir Singh, the CTO and director of the Network Services Group of Bharti Airtel said that with ever changing customer demands, even the pre-paid customers demand a flexibility in service packages.
Singh added that Airtel has the world’s largest pre-paid base, due to which it was important to deploy a solution which supports in meeting the requirements of the pre-paid customers.