Nokia and BSNL have joined forces in bringing 5G ecosystem in India,  finding a reliable and cost-effective path for 5G network evolution for enhanced speed and capacity. This raises the possibilities such as remote healthcare, virtual reality, augmented reality, connected cars, and full automation of homes and businesses.

Nokia will take care of the smooth transition of BSNL to 5G ready network with the help of Nokia’s 5G FIRST end-to-end 5G solution. This will also include its AirScale radio access portfolio and AirFrame datacenter platform to demonstrate 5G capabilities and use cases of 5G extreme broadband and ultra-reliability and low-latency communication. Nokia is said to be using SDN (software defined networking), Multi-access Edge Computing and cloud technologies to upgrade BSNL to the latest 5G and compete with the world. BSNL will take advantage of the Nokia’s 5G-ready product portfolio and develop them according to the use cases for both enterprise and retail customers.

Anupam Shrivastava, CMD of BSNL, said:

We are pleased to partner with Nokia to prepare for the next generation of communications networks. We are excited to leverage Nokia’s technology and thought leadership to help us transition to 5G and to be in a position to take full advantage of IoT. This joint initiative will go a long way to help us meet the future data demands in a most cost-effective way.

Sanjay Malik, head of India Market, Nokia, said:

In line with the Indian Government’s thrust to boost the digital infrastructure to enhance economic growth, Nokia is delighted to partner with BSNL in the development of 5G ecosystem for the Indian market. We will leverage our global experience in 5G-related industry projects and collaborations to enable BSNL to evolve their networks for the programmable world.

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