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By: Gagandeep Sodhi

The industry is abuzz with the news of resignation of Jagbir Singh, Director – Network Services Group, Bharti Airtel.

The news was confirmed by Jagbir himself over SMS though he refused to divulge any further details except that he will be with Airtel till mid-May.

Singh has been closely associated with Airtel for a long time now. His second stint with the company started in 2011. He is credited with the successful launch of the country’s first 4G network. Singh also conducted CSFB (Circuit Switch Fall Back) test for offering voice to their LTE customers.

Besides he was also responsible for launching Network Experience Center (NEC) which included a majestic 3,600 square-feet video dashboard that displays the status of the operator’s network, using multiple metrics, in real time.

He was also a member of Airtel Management Board and was responsible for Networks across India and South Asia.

For a short period he also worked with Reliance Communications as President – Technology and Networks. He joined Airtel for the first time as Group Chief Technical Officer.

Singh’s decision to quit is close on the heels of departure of other high-profile executives like Dr Jai Menon, Director – IT Services Group, Bharti Airtel and Felix Mohan, Chief Information Security Officer, Bharti Airtel. Original post at Lightreading

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