India is crying for some 4G help whereas Airtel is planning to upgrade to 5G!


Competing with Jio several telcos are providing attractive offers to its customers, but it is not the end, it is just starting. Not even with 4G, companies are started planning to give a tough competition with 5G services as well. With the launch of Reliance Jio, Mukesh Ambani earlier claimed that its network is 5G ready, hence to make its stand in future, Bharti Airtel has planned to upgrade its network to 5G.

Recently, the largest telecommunication firm has collaborated with network equipment maker Nokia to implement 5G and IoT services in India. The companies made the partnership for 5G technology standard and management of connected devices, under a new agreement.

Commenting on the collaboration, Nokia said in a statement that the agreement is all about the partnership between Nokia and Airtel for the development and deployment of the new services which will be focused on 5G technology. The company further said that it will try to build the technology on 4G in a much efficient manner in terms of power, operations, and cost effectiveness, and with the highest level of quality and reliability. However, both of the parties didn’t utter a word regarding financial terms.

Besides, Bharti Airtel Director – Network Services (India and South Asia) Abhay Savargaonkar said that people’s lives could be tremendously transformed with the use of 5G and IoT applications. To offer such services to the consumer Airtel felt ‘pleased’ to join hands with Nokia.

Meanwhile, commenting on the partnership, Nokia head of India Market Sanjay Malik said, “After our successful association with Bharti Airtel for 2G, 3G and 4G technologies, we are proud to partner to prepare for the future of mobile networks.”

He further added that Nokia will lift its global expertise in 5G-related industry projects and partnerships to enable Airtel to serve their networks for greater coverage, capacity, and speed.

As we know, these days 4G is offering a high-speed and reliable data connection. While with 5G, the users will be able to see dramatic improvements in network latency, peak data speeds, and agility. It also has an ability to enable new capabilities such as network slicing.

This will enable the telcos to support a growing number of consumers and potentially billions of connected IoT devices and lay the foundation for smarter cities and rural communities, connected vehicles, industrial automation and remote healthcare.