Welcome 5G: Nokia Join hands With Airtel and BSNL


In a master move to accelerate the development of 5G technology, Nokia and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) partnered on Friday to bring the 5G technology in India. According to the reports, Nokia will help the transition of BSNL through Nokia’s 5G FIRST end-to-end solution, which also includes its AirScale radio access Portfolio and AirFrame data center platform for low-latency communication, ultra-reliability, and extreme broadband.

The CMD of BSNL Anupam Shrivastava said that the initiative has taken place to meet the future demands. “This joint initiative will go a long way to help us meet the future data demands in a most cost-effective way,” Shrivastava said. The head of India Market, Nokia, Sanjay Malik said, “The combination of high speed and low latency in 5G raises a host of possibilities, such as remote healthcare, virtual reality, augmented reality, connected cars, and full automation of homes and businesses, among others. We will leverage our global experience in 5G related industry projects and collaborations to enable BSNL to evolve their network for the programmable world.” Adding to this, Nokia even has an agreement recently with Bharti Airtel to roll out the 5G services in India. These companies will use technologies like SDN (Software defined networking), Multi-access Computing and cloud to help BSNL grow and leverage the opportunities of the programmable world, as per the official statement.

On Wednesday, Nokia and Bharti Airtel also joined hands and announced the formation of a strategic roadmap to the 5G technology standard and Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled devices. Airtel and Nokia will build up together on 4G in terms of power, operations and cost effectively to provide the best level of quality and consistency. The director network services (India and South Asia) of Bharti Airtel Abhay Savargaonkar said in a statement that, “The 5G and IoT applications have tremendous potential to transform lives and we are pleased to partner with Nokia to enable these future technologies for our customers,” The 5G technologies promises to improve the data speeds, network latency and quickness and much more qualities. This technology will also lay the foundation for smarter cities and rural areas, industrial mechanization, connected vehicles, modern health care and countless opportunities for business possibilities.

The head of India Market, Nokia, Sanjay Malik, said that after their successful association with Airtel for 2G, 3G and 4G technologies, it’s the right time to think about the future. “After our successful association with Bharti Airtel for 2G, 3G, and 4G technologies, we are proud to partner to prepare for the future of mobile networks. We will leverage our global experience in 5G-related industry projects and collaborations to enable Bharti Airtel to prepare their networks for greater capacity, coverage, and speed,” said Sanjay Malik.

Apart from this, the move came after Samsung and Reliance JIO joined hands last week to bring 5G connectivity in India. The Mukesh Ambani’s Jio has definitely become a big problem for Bharti Airtel, and that’s why they are leaving no stone to beat the newly-made competitor.


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