BSNL joins the 5G bandwagon with Nokia

BSNL mobile planIndian telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) will be making investment in 5G network in order to generate revenue from high-speed wireless broadband, Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart City areas.

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Nokia will be the technology partner to guide BSNL in the 5G evolution. Nokia in a statement said that the technology company will partner with BSNL to work towards finding an efficient and cost-effective path for network evolution to 5G for enhanced speed and capacity.
BSNL 5G agreement with NokiaNokia has a similar agreement with Bharti Airtel.

Nokia will ensure the transition of BSNL to a 5G-ready network by utilizing Nokia’s 5G FIRST 5G solution, including its AirScale radio access portfolio and AirFrame datacenter platform to demonstrate 5G capabilities.
BSNL 5G with Nokia
The companies will also utilize technologies such as SDN (software defined networking), Multi-access Edge Computing and cloud to help BSNL evolve and leverage the opportunities of the programmable world.

BSNL will leverage Nokia’s 5G-ready product portfolio and expertise to develop innovative use cases for both enterprise and retail customers. Nokia will further help BSNL in spectrum assessment and in optimization of the same to deliver on the promise of 5G.

“We will 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,” said Anupam Shrivastava, CMD of BSNL.

Sanjay Malik, head of India Market, Nokia, is instrumental in announcing the 5G agreement with BSNL.