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[February 26, 2013]

Bharti Airtel deploys Ericsson's mobile broadband charging solution and modernizes its pre-paid platform

Feb 26, 2013 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- - Modernizing the world's largest technology agnostic prepaid base - Enables flexible data charging, real time control & enriched customer experience - Offers flexible data plans to prepaid subscribers across multiple domains - 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE and Wi-Fi Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa today announced that it has deployed Ericsson's Mobile Broadband Charging solution and has completely modernized it's Pre-paid/ IN solution for the company's for it's subscribers, across 23 circles in India. The solution will allow Bharti Airtel to enhance the prepaid customer experience by offering a wider & attractive range of prepaid services, flexible bundling and real time control of chargeable services.

As a part of the deal, Ericsson's multi service Mobile Broadband Charging (MBC) suite will allow prepaid customers to have personalised profile based data charging plans. Prepaid customers will be able to customise their data plans across mobility, fixed line and broadband by cross bundling across multiple domains - 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE & Wi-Fi. It will also offer flexible multi service charging in geographical redundant mode to the world's largest prepaid base.

Jagbir Singh, CTO & Director - Network Services Group- Bharti Airtel said," With the ever changing customer demands, prepaid customers also demand flexibility in service packages. Bharti Airtel has the world's largest prepaid base, therefore it was imperative to deploy a solution that supports us in meeting the requirements of our prepaid customers. Ericsson's MBC suite has the capability to control complex tariff plans and service bundles. The wide array of prepaid services, personalised data plans and real time charging experience will allow prepaid customers to control their mobile usage. Thereby allowing us to further enrich their lives." Fredrik Jejdling, Head of Region India, Ericsson, said, "Data consumption is far more complex than voice and this solution will help Bharti offer enhanced data services to increase flexibility, control and enrich their customer experience." Ericsson's recent Consumer Lab study on India's Generation Z indicated transparent billing and charging as the key requirements from their service providers.

Bharti Airtel is the first operator to implement Geographical Redundancy at such a large scale. The Ericsson Mobile Broadband Charging (MBC) solution keeps the subscriber in focus while collecting, deriving and analyzing metrics from various network elements, application servers, and end-user devices.

Ericsson has been a strategic partner of Bharti Airtel Since 1995.

NOTES TO EDITORS About Bharti Airtel Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 4 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 264 million customers across its operations at the end of January 2013. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com Ericsson Broadband Charging http://www.ericsson.com/ourportfolio/telecom-operators/broadband-charging Ericsson OSS and BSS http://www.ericsson.com/thecompany/press/mediakits/oss_bss The report - The Digital Lives of Generation Z Download high-resolution photos and broadcast-quality video at www.ericsson.com/press Ericsson is the world's leading provider of communications technology and services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world.

Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers' networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscribers.

We operate in 180 countries and employ more than 100,000 people. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2011 the company's net sales were SEK 226.9 billion (USD 35.0 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.

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