Nokia Networks has been reported in talks with several Indian telecom operators to start trials of next generation 5G networks even as the country is yet to see full-scale roll out of 4G technology based mobile voice and data services. It is already testing the fifth-generation networks with global telecom giants such as the US-based Verizon, Korean SK Telecom and Japan’s NTT Docomo.
Nokia recently demonstrated how networks can benefit from virtualization and automation with less hardware and how all this impacts efficiency, quality, innovation and business opportunities. Some of its recent launches include – the Networks for Cloud Era, IoT and 5G.
According to Milivoj Vela, Head - Mobile Broadband, Nokia Networks, “This next generation 5G technology will assure delivery of 100 megabit per second (mbps) speed at homes and will be capable to handle thousand times more data traffic when it will be put into commercial use by 2020. The focus of 5G technology will be on data services whereas voice calls will be delivered through 4G.At global level, the spectrum talks, in which 5G can operate, will be completed by 2019. Commercial deployment of 5G will begin in 2020. After that you can see a guaranteed speed of 100 mbps, all over”.
While on the contrary, other telecommunication companies in India are still investing to roll out 4G networks and major regions of the country are yet to be covered under the high-speed fourth generation technology.
Nokia also demonstrated its capability of internet of things (IoT) - a reality for smart cities, smart homes and public safety. The demos showcased how to manage the connectivity of myriad people and things, and how to eliminate ''slow and complex'' from creating IoT applications – and how it can be done in a secure manner.
According to Jacques Vermeulen, director, Smart Cities, Customer Operations, “Nokia, talked about how Nokia is making IoT a reality….Through IoT and smart city concepts, we can automate our lives by connecting mobile devices to appliances, lights, roadways and just about everything – a shift that will improve efficiency and enable economic, social and environmental sustainability”.