Nokia, BSNL partner for 5G development in India

To develop the 5G ecosystem in India, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is partnering with Nokia. This partnership is expected to accelerate the high-speed wireless broadband connectivity in various parts of India.

In this project, Nokia will help the transaction of BSNL through its 5G end-to-end solution, including its AirScale radio access portfolio and AirFrame data centre platform for extreme broadband and ultra-reliability and low-latency communication.

“This joint initiative will go a long way to help us meet the future data demands in a most cost-effective way,” said Anupam Shrivastava, CMD of BSNL in conversation with The Indian Express.

BSNL will take use of Nokia’s 5G-ready product portfolio and expertise to develop various products and solutions for both enterprise and retail customers.

Nokia will also help BSNL in spectrum assessment and its optimisation of the same so that 5G technology can be delivered on time.

The growth of 5G in the country will help in healthcare, virtual reality, augmented reality, connected cars, and full automation of homes and businesses etc.

“We will leverage our global experience in 5G-related industry projects and collaborations to enable BSNL to evolve their networks for the programmable world,” Sanjay Malik, head of India Market, Nokia, said in a statement.

Samsung has already collaborated with Reliance Jio for the development of 5G connectivity in india. Nokia has also partnered with Bharti Airtel for the development of 5G in the country.