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Singtel associate Bharti Airtel to announce partnership with Verizon

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Bharti Airtel, India's second-largest wireless carrier, is set to announce a partnership with US telecommunications giant Verizon Communications as it seeks to expand offerings in the local market.

[MUMBAI] Bharti Airtel, India's second-largest wireless carrier, is set to announce a partnership with US telecommunications giant Verizon Communications as it seeks to expand offerings in the local market.

The New Delhi-based company is scheduled to hold a virtual press conference Tuesday to share details of the tie-up, according to a link to the invitation to the event.

Led by billionaire Sunil Mittal, Airtel has more than 320 million wireless phone subscriptions, compared with about 388 million for Jio. Vodafone Idea - a joint venture between UK's Vodafone Group and the Aditya Birla Group - had about 290 million as of March.

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