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

Airtel and Nokia

Not only strengthening grounds in smartphone market, the veteran Nokia is also spreading its feets in telecom sector as well. Competing with Jio’s 4G, the equipment maker Nokia is reportedly joining hands with Bharti Airtel to launch 5G services in the country.

Both of the companies will collaborate for 5G technology standard and management of connected devices, under a new agreement.

Commenting on the collaboration, Nokia said in a statement that the agreement is all about the partnership between Nokia and Airtel for the development and deployment of the new services which will be focused on 5G technology. The company further said that it will try to build the technology on 4G in a much efficient manner in terms of power, operations, and cost effectiveness, and with the highest level of quality and reliability. However, both of the parties didn’t utter a word regarding financial terms.

Besides, Bharti Airtel Director – Network Services (India and South Asia) Abhay Savargaonkar said that people’s lives could be tremendously transformed with the use of 5G and IoT applications. To offer such services to the consumer Airtel felt ‘pleased’ to join hands with Nokia.

Meanwhile, commenting on the partnership, Nokia head of India Market Sanjay Malik said, “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.”

He further added that Nokia will lift its global expertise in 5G-related industry projects and partnerships to enable Airtel to serve their networks for greater coverage, capacity, and speed.

As we know, these days 4G is offering a high-speed and reliable data connection. While with 5G, the users will be able to see dramatic improvements in network latency, peak data speeds, and agility. It also has an ability to enable new capabilities such as network slicing.

This will enable the telcos to support a growing number of consumers and potentially billions of connected IoT devices and lay the foundation for smarter cities and rural communities, connected vehicles, industrial automation and remote healthcare.

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