Nokia and BSNL Join Hands to Develop 5G in India

Hello folks! So my title again includes “Nokia” the Finnish Brand. Oh! What can I do, it’s responsible for creating all sought of breaking news from the comeback of the brand in mobile phone market, collaborating with Android and launching cool smartphones to develop internet in India. Oh, yeah. You heard that right. Nokia is all set to collaborate with BSNL in order to develop 5G network. Nokia and BSNL are in a deal to bring the 5G technology to India and make it much more better country in using the smartphones.

Initially it started with GPRS, moved ahead with EDGE, then we came across the 2G internet technology, with further development 3G came into picture. After the launch of 3G, the concept of internet usage changed. Loading time, Optimization, Security, Speed everything was a part of 3G network. This was further more enhanced with the development of 4th Generation Internet Technology i.e. the 4G technology. Initially announced by Airtel in Kolkata in India, 4G was used by consumers. The 4G technology also known as Long term Evolution (LTE) Technology (in terms of specifications in mobile hand-sets) was a big boom in the telecommunication sector leading to various developments in terms of technology, electronics and many other domains.

Nokia, as we all are aware, how innovative and pioneering the brand is, it is all set to collaborate with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). BSNL is an Indian state owned telecommunication company headquartered in New Delhi. Incorporated in the year 2000, BSNL took over to provide telecom services and network management from Central Government Department of Telecom Services (DTS) and Telecom Operations (DTO) with effect from 1st October 2000. The largest provider of fixed telephony and broadband services with over 60% of market share.

After knowing this, the second big giant is Nokia which is collaborating with BSNL in order to develop the internet experience in India for the users. After Microsoft and LinkedIn partner to enhance Ecommerce experience, these companies (Nokia and BSNL) join hands in order to develop 5th Generation (5G) Internet in India. The Finnish origin company Nokia, is all set to break records in terms of its comeback. Started with Mobile, Lost the race, Back with 4 flagship handsets, which includes 3 smartphones and one the famous 3310 and now this. Surely winning hearts like a King! Nokia for you.

I think, such a brief about each company is enough, so let us now jump into the technicality of 5G Network. What it is? What insane speed is it going to offer? And how better it is? Let’s have a look.

5G is the upcoming evolution of wireless 4G LTE, which is mostly used today for wireless mobile networks. It’ll offer incredibly fast wireless communication that can be used for a number of applications outside of mobile networks, one of which is home internet. According to the Next Generation Mobile Network’s 5G white paper, 5G connections must be based on user experience, system performance, enhanced services, business models and management & operations.

5G Technology

To compare 5G with existing 3G and 4G technology, it is known that:

  1. 3G receives a signal from the nearest phone tower and is used for phone calls, messaging and data.
  2. 4G works the same as 3G but with a faster internet connection and a lower latency (the time between cause and effect). 4G claims to be around five times faster than existing 3G services and theoretically it can provide download speeds of up to 100Mbps.
  3. 5G will be significantly faster than 4G, allowing for higher productivity across all capable devices with a theoretical download speed of 10,000 Mbps. Plus, with greater bandwidth comes faster download speeds and the ability to run more complex mobile internet apps.

5G planning aims at higher capacity than current 4G, allowing a higher density of mobile broadband users, and supporting device-to-device, ultra-reliable, and massive machine communications. 5G research and development also aims at lower latency than 4G equipment and lower battery consumption, for better implementation of the Internet of things.

Dealing with information on BSNL, Nokia and 5G Technology, let’s take a look on the deal that Nokia and BSNL have come up with (in order to develop internet in India).

Nokia and BSNL on Friday have partnered to accelerate the development of 5G ecosystem in India. With this partnership, Nokia will help the transaction of BSNL through its 5G end-to-end solution, including the AirScale Radio access portfolio and AirFrame data centre platform for extreme broadband and ultra-reliability and low-latency communication.

Nokia also has signed an agreement with Airtel for 5G development and Reliance Jio signed one with Samsung. These deals made BSNL crack a deal with Nokia.

BSNL will leverage Nokia’s 5G-ready product portfolio to develop use for both enterprise and retail customers while Nokia will help BSNL in spectrum assessment and in optimisation of the same to deliver 5G.The companies will also utilise technologies such as SDN (software defined networking), Multi-access Edge Computing and cloud to help BSNL evolve and leverage the opportunities of the programmable world, an official statement said.

The combination of high speed and low latency in 5G raises a host of possibilities, such as remote healthcare, virtual reality, augmented reality, connected cars, and full automation of homes and businesses, among others.

So be ready to experience ultra-high speed internet on amazingly designed smartphones by the respective companies with 5G technology.

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Happy Reading!

Few references were fetched from: Economic Times


Article written and submitted by: Akshay Rakesh Toshniwal

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