A fast internet connection is a necessity in today’s world. Currently, the fastest available internet runs on what’s known as fourth generation or 4G technology.
The fastest among 4G technology is called LTE, which is capable of delivering download speeds of 50mbps. However, a number of telecommunication companies (or telcos) all over the world are testing the next generation of internet technology; the so-called 5G. In India, telcos are working with Nokia to make 5G a reality.
Nokia is planning on bringing 5G network to India in collaboration with Airtel and BSNL.
According to a report by ET, the company has signed a memorandum of understanding with these incumbent telecom operators to introduce 5G network in India. This collaboration was first spotted at the MWC in Barcelona this year where the iconic Finnish brand declared its interest in the Indian 5G market.
The company aims at identifying the potential of 5G networks in India and subsequently, looks for real world applications and a target audience.
“After 4G, the future is 5G and IoT, which is useful in the concept such as smart cities… The MoU will help BSNL to draw a framework for transition from the current network to futuristic 5G network,” BSNL Chairman Anupam Shrivastava earlier had told PTI.