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Airtel and Nokia partners to roll out 5G services, Internet of Things in India

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : March 03, 2017 12:32 pm

For those who are not aware, 5G is the next-generation of mobile networks which will provide higher internet speed as compared to current 4G LTE
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India’s largest telecom operator Airtel and Nokia has recently announced a new partnership with Nokia for a strategic roadmap for rolling out 5G services in India. Both the companies has partnered to bring Internet of Things (IoT) to the country as well.

 

Airtel and Nokia will also strengthen the existing 4G networks in terms of power, operations and cost effectiveness with the highest level of quality and reliability. For those who are not aware, 5G is the next-generation of mobile networks which will provide higher internet speed as compared to current 4G LTE and can deliver up to 1Gbps of download speed.

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"The 5G and IoT applications have tremendous potential to transform lives and we are pleased to partner with Nokia to enable these future technologies for our customers," Abhay Savargaonkar, Director-Network Services (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel, said in a statement.

 

However, Airtel is not the only one planning to come up with 5G services. Reliance Jio has partnered with Samsung to roll out 5G services in India as well. “The massive deployment of over a million cells across India is especially remarkable. We will strive to create new paradigms for LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G by closely cooperating with Jio as a unified workforce,” said Youngky Kim, President and Head of Networks Business at Samsung Electronics.

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