India, Feb. 23 -- Bharti Airtel and Qualcomm have entered into collaboration for accelerating 5G in India. Recently, Airtel became India's first telco to demonstrate SG over a LIVE commercial network in the city of Hyderabad. Through Airtel's network vendors and device partners, Airtel will utilize the Qualcomm 5G RAN Platforms to roll-out virtualized and Open RAN-based 5G networks. Airtel, as a board member of the O-RAN Alliance, is committed to driving the success of O-RAN and is working with Qualcomm Technologies to explore and implement the O-RAN approach for India.

The flexible and scalable architecture of O-RAN will create new opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses to become viable players in the deployment of 5G networ...