Vi to upgrade transport network to 5G by deploying DWDM solution

Vodafone Idea (Vi) will use Nokia’s DWDM solution in the access layer to upgrade its transport network to 5G for meeting service capacity.
VI retail store in Chennai
The scalable DWDM solution will allow Vi to optimize fiber resources while ensuring 100Gcapacity with future upgrade capability of the network to 200G and beyond, in the access network.

Nokia said its 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) will enable Vi to cost-effectively enhance network capacity by minimizing operational expenditure with reduced power consumption and carbon footprint. Nokia solution will support Vi to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and improve Return on Investment (ROI) while ensuring improved network capacity to meet the future demands.

“As we prepare for 5G, we are focussed at forging partnerships with ecosystem players to bring superior quality network and services for consumers and enterprises,” Jagbir Singh, Chief Technology Officer at Vodafone Idea, said.