Previously, we have seen Airtel and BSNL teams up with Nokia to make 5G a reality In India. Nokia had just inked MoUs(Memorandum of understandings) with airtel and BSNL to prepare for the next generation of 5G connectivity and Internet of things in India.
Nokia Join Hands With Airtel And BSNL To Bring 5G In India
Well, in March this year, we have seen India’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel and state-run telecom operator BSNL has joined hands with Finnish company Nokia to prepare for the next generation of 5G connectivity and Internet of things in India.
The announcement was made in early march 2017 and Nokia had just inked MoUs(Memorandum of understandings) with airtel and BSNL. For those who don’t know about MOU let me tell you MoU is a formal agreement between two or more parties.
Sanjay Malik, head of India market at Nokia, told Economic Times “Thoughts behind these MoUs would be to introduce 5G here, and what are the steps required for the same, besides identifying applications to define the target segment, which will lead to a complete 5G strategy for telcos”
According to the reports from Economic Times, Sanjay Malik told that the content and application experiments will start around 2018 in India. Development of 5G is still in its initial phase, the global launch of 5G connectivity is said to take place around 2019-2020.
Amit Marwah, head, End-to-End Sales Solutioning, India Market at Nokia, said “5G is moving very fast, so it is important to start discovering and looking at the possibility of what spectrum exists in India and start working on it… if you look at the overall ecosystem and how 5G is developing, it is not only about 3.5 GHz or 700 MHz, but also about millimetre waves and centimetre waves and gigahertz of spectrum going forward,”
According to Amit Marwah, the collaboration with telecom operators in India are made to see the necessity of the local market and also the possibility of rural connectivity, Internet of Things, which might be more important for the country in developing future.
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