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Bharti Airtel Partners with Nokia to Create Roadmap for 5G and IoT

Bharti Airtel join hands with Nokia to drive the development of Internet of Things Devices and 5G Technology

New Delhi: Bharti Airtel collaborated with Finnish telecom equipment manufacturer, Nokia, for the evolution, introduction and management of Internet of Things devices in India along with the focus of enhancing 5G technology. This collaboration aims at exploiting the great potential that IoT devices possess and serve the nation with its capabilities.

As a part of this partnership, Nokia and Airtel will focus on leveraging Nokia's 5G FIRST end-to-end 5G solution along with the AirScale radio access portfolio, which includes AirFrame data center platform, to demonstrate 5G capabilities and simulate use cases of 5G extreme broadband & ultra-reliability and low latency communication.

Abhay Savargaonkar, Director (Network Services), Bharti Airtel, said in a joint statement- “Airtel has always been a pioneer in rolling out the latest technologies to deliver a superior experience to its customers. 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”.

TechSci Research depicts that to keep in sync with advancing technologies, a transition from 4G to 5G technology is mandatory. With the growth in the IoT industry, India needs to keep up at a global level to compete with the global counter parts in terms of technological developments. By implementing 5G technology, India can broaden its scope in terms of overall development of the country in coming years.

According to recently published report by TechSci Research,  “India Internet of Things (IoT) Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020”, IoT market in India is projected to grow at a CAGR over 28% during 2015- 2020. IoT is being rapidly brought into use across diverse industry verticals to reduce operational and manpower costs, and increase operational efficiency. Consumer electronics, automotive & transportation, BFSI, home & building, energy & utilities, retail, supply chain & logistic sectors, and manufacturing are the key emerging application areas where IoT technology is majorly being adopted. However, India’s IoT market is highly fragmented with numerous players operating across the value chain.

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