Airtel to trial Nokia fronthaul solution

Nokia on Sunday announced that Bharti Airtel will trial its fronthaul solution that can support 4G, 5G and enterprise services through a common platform.
Nokia said it fronthaul transport solution helps bring down fiber requirement through multi-channel bi-directional transmission on a single fiber.

Randeep Sekhon, CTO at Bharti Airtel, said: “The upgrade of the transport network is essential to cater to the booming consumption of mobile broadband services and enable digital services.”

Cisco, one of the rivals of Nokia, earlier today announced its partnership with Bharti Airtel to build India’s largest 5G-ready, IP-based automated network to deliver better subscriber experiences.