Industry News

Nokia Partnered with Airtel to Provides 4G Network Services

India: Nokia, telecom gear maker, partnered with Airtel to provide 4G network services in nine telecom service areas. The network expansion will enable Airtel to provide capacity, coverage and speed required to fulfil the requirement of data in India.

Airtel will use Nokia’s leading radio access technology and services competency to proliferate 4G capacity and strengthening the quality of service for data users. The partnership between Nokia and Airtel will enhance coverage in Urban, semi-urban & rural areas within nine circles of India. Airtel believes that market would increase eightfold for 4G LTE devices in coming years.

Nokia will also provide professional services including network integration and network planning and optimization. The partnership reflects trends and technology advancement in data market by laying the foundation for the speedy services of video and on demand applications.

TechSci Research depicts that the partnership will pave way for building infrastructure to provide 4G services which is growing speedily due to high usage of smart gadgets and data consumption. Many other telecoms giant (Aircel, MTS) are also in fray to provide 4G and above services at throwaway prices, the market for LTE devices is expected to grow at a higher rate.

According to report published by TechSci Research Global LTE Consumer Devices Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020”, global market for LTE consumer devices projected to grow at a CAGR of more than 26% during 2015 - 2020. Rising adoption of LTE technology in emerging economies, increasing number of new LTE enabled registered devices, such as cameras and other wearable devices, mounting Machine-to-Machine connections, Internet of Things (IoT) and declining global average selling prices of LTE devices is projected to propel growth in global LTE consumer devices market through 2020. Samsung and Apple are expected to continue their market domination; however, their respective market shares are expected to decline over the course of next five years.

Relevant News