Airtel & SK Telecom tie-up to build high-speed network, 5G

Telecom operator ‘Bharti Airtel’ has announced strategic partnership with South Korean telecom operator ‘SK Telecom’ for using latest technologies. Both the companies will work together across several areas including developing bespoke software to improve network experience, leveraging advanced digital tools, big data, and building customised tools to improve network planning. The companies will jointly work towards building an enabling ecosystem for the introduction of these technologies in the Indian context. According to TRAI, Reliance Jio has been offering about double the speed delivered by its closest rival at around 18 megabits per second.