Nokia secured another big 5G contract in India – operator Reliance Jio signed a multi-year deal for the 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) that will be one of the largest 5G networks in the world Equipment is supplied.
The Finnish company will supply equipment from its AirScale portfolio, including base stations, high-capacity 5G Massive MIMO antennas and Remote Radio Heads (RRHs), as well as ad hoc network software.
Jio plans to launch a 5G standalone network that will interoperate with its 4G network. This operator has 10+ million customers – those switching to 5G expect speeds of x than What they get on 4G is higher.
With today’s announcement, Nokia has entered into an agreement to supply equipment to the three major Indian carriers (a deal with Vodafone Idea announced in May, with Airtel in August ).
Akash Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Jio, commented: “We are delighted to partner with Nokia to deploy 5G SA in India. Jio is committed to continuously investing in the latest network technologies, To enhance the experience of all our customers. We are confident that our partnership with Nokia will deliver one of the most advanced 5G networks in the world.”
President and Chief Executive Officer, Nokia Pekka Lundmark said: “This is a major win for Nokia in an important market and a new customer with one of the largest RAN footprints in the world. This ambitious project will bring digital to India through our industry-leading AirScale portfolio. Millions of people provide quality 5G services. We are proud that Reliance Jio trusts our technology and we look forward to a long and productive partnership with them.”