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India’s Reliance Jio-Nokia Deal To Build the World’s Largest 5G Networks

Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf is a law graduate and freelance journalist with a keen interest in tech reporting.

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In a bid to offer users one of the most advanced 5G network services, India’s number one mobile operator, Reliance Jio, has revealed today that it has selected Nokia to supply a 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) equipment from its comprehensive AirScale portfolio countrywide in a multi-year deal.

Reliance Jio is India’s top mobile operator and has the world’s greatest RAN footprint.

Reliance Jio-Nokia Deal

As part of the Reliance Jio-Nokia Deal agreement, Nokia will provide base stations, high-capacity 5G Massive MIMO antennas, Remote Radio Heads (RRH) that handle several frequency bands, and self-organizing network software. In addition to its current 4G network, Reliance Jio intends to develop a standalone 5G network.

Reliance Jio will be able to offer a cutting-edge 5G services network, including extensive machine-to-machine communication, network slicing, and ultra-low latency. India has always been a market for Nokia. Nokia will serve India’s three biggest mobile operators with this new agreement. 

Delivering the Most Advanced 5G Networks Globally: Jio

Speaking on the new partnership deal Akash Ambani, Chairman, Chairman Reliance Jio, said the company is committed to continuously investing in the latest network technologies to enhance the experience of all of their customers and also delivered one of the most advanced 5G networks globally.

“We are pleased to be working with Nokia for our 5G SA deployment in India. Jio is committed to continuously investing in the latest network technologies to enhance the experience of all of its customers. We are confident that our partnership with Nokia will deliver one of the most advanced 5G networks globally,” – Akash Ambani

India to Enjoy Premium 5G Services: Nokia

On the other hand, Pekka Lundmark, the President and CEO at Nokia, stated that with the project, Nokia would introduce millions of people across India to premium 5G services enabled by their industry-leading AirScale portfolio.

“This is a significant 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 introduce millions of people across India to premium 5G services, enabled by our industry-leading AirScale portfolio. We are proud that Reliance Jio has placed its trust in our technology and we look forward to a long and productive partnership with them.”


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