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Leading data integrator Sterlite Technologies () announced a partnership with Bharti to build a modern optical network spanning 10 telecommunications circles.

STL said that modern optical networks will enable Airtel to deliver a world-class experience through enhanced scalability, reduced latency and improved bandwidth. It does not give the value of the contract.

Dense fiberization and future-oriented networks will also lay the foundation for many next-generation services, such as the fifth generation (5G), fiber to the home (FTTH), Internet of Things (IoT), enterprise networks and Industry 4.0

KS Rao, CEO of STL Network Services and , said that with investments in 5G, FTTH, data centers and next-generation digital networks, the demand for dense optical fiber will continue to grow.

The company will deploy its end-to-end deployment solution with features such as robotic cable blowing and AI robots, as well as pre-integrated optical fiber, cable, network design and integrated service suites.

Randeep Sekhon, CTO of Bharti Airtel, said that a high-capacity network that supports 5G will enable the company to deliver new services faster while providing an enhanced user experience.

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