Towards the end of the MWC 2017 in Barcelona came interesting news for India related to 5G networks. Nokia and Airtel are teaming up to bring 5G standard and Internet of Things (IoT) to the country by laying out a strategic road map for it. They also aim to build on 4G to provide the highest level of quality and reliability with regards to cost effectiveness, operations and power.
The 5G network promises tangible improvements in terms of network latency, peak data speeds and even introducing new features like network slicing. This will also let operators support growing number of consumers and ever increasing IoT devices with proper Quality of Service (QoS). It will also have the added benefit of laying the foundation for smart cities, connected vehicles among other things.
Both companies will be leveraging Nokia’s 5G FIRST end-to-end 5G solution which includes AirScale radio portfolio and AirFrame data centre platform to demonstrate 5G capabilities. The government is said to be making moves to adopt 5G network at a quicker pace in India.