Bharti Airtel and state-run tel-com Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd are working with Nokia to transform existing networks to 5G, with the telecom gear maker defining use cases around the technology that will be relevant for the Indian market.Nokia and state-led telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited partnered to accelerate the development of a 5g ecosystem in India.With this partnership, Nokia will help the transition of BSNL through Nokia’s 5G FIRST end-to-end 5G solution, including its AirScale radio access portfolio and AirFrame data center platform to demonstrate 5G capabilities.
Nokia 5G FIRST allows operators to address the near-infinite capacity demands of new applications anywhere – seamlessly and securely. This industry-first 5G solution provides innovations that will power the global nervous system.BSNL will leverage Nokia’s 5G-ready product portfolio to develop use for both enterprise and retail customers while Nokia will help BSNL in spectrum assessment and in optimisation of the same to deliver 5G.Indian government is reportedly planning to auction spectrum in bands over 3,000 MHz. End-to-End Sales Solutioning, India Market at Nokia, termed it as a step in the right direction, adding that 3.5 Ghz has been globally adopted so far for the first set of 5G
Idea behind doing the collaborations with telcos in India is to try to discover what’s more relevant for the local market and look at the possibility of rural connectivity, agricultural IoT (Internet of Things) which might be more relevant for the country.ultra-broadband, reducing latency to milliseconds and to connect machine-to-machine and IoT devices are the three main growth drivers for 5G technology globally