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After Airtel, BSNL partners with Nokia to leverage its 5G expertise

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Strengthing its grounds in Indian telecom sector, after joining hands with Bharti Airtel, the eqquipment maker Nokia has also collaborated with the state-run telecom company BSNL to launch 5G services in India. In the agreement, Nokia stated that it will help BSNL with its 5G end-to-end solution.

Commenting on the collaboration, Anupam Shrivastava, CMD of BSNL said that the joint venture will cost effectively help both of the parties to fulfil future data demands. Nokia’s expertise to develop use cases and its its 5G-ready products will help BSNL in fulfiling the rquirements of enterprise and as well as retail customers. Whlie, the Finnish company will also help the telco in spectrum assessment and in optimization of the same to deliver on the promise of 5G.

Apart from the 5G end-to-end solution, Nokia will also use its AirScale radio access portfolio and AirFrame data centre platform for extreme broadband and ultra-reliability and low-latency communication.

Nokia head of India Market Sanjay Malik said that the company will leverage their 5G-ready products and global 5G experience to allow BSNL to evolve their 4G network to 5G. With the upgraded network, consumers will get a low latency in connectivity which raise the use of emote healthcare, augmented reality, virtual reality, connected cars, and full automation of homes and businesses, among others.

See Also: Airtel collaborates with Nokia to launch 5G and IoT services in India

Earlier, the South Korean giant Samsung has come up to partner with Reliance Jio to bring 5G services in India. While, last week Bharti Airtel has annouced that it has joined hands with Nokia for the same, and for IoT services as well. he companies made the partnership for 5G technology standard and management of connected devices, under a new agreement.

“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,”  Malik said.

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