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Airtel and Google sign $1 billion deal

  • Google and Airtel have entered into a collaboration with each other further to accelerate the growth of India’s digital ecosystem.

  • Google has planned to invest up to the U.S $ 1 billion to create Google for India Digitalization Fund, including equity investment.

  • Through its first commercial agreement, the two companies will extend offerings to Airtel covering Android enabled devices.

  • The agreement will be likely to remove barriers to smartphone ownership.

  • Airtel uses Google’s 5G ready Evolved Packet Core and Software Defined Network platforms to extend Google’s virtualization solutions.