Bharti Airtel and Nokia will expand their collaborative technology partnership to work on 5G technology standard and management of connected devices.
Under a new agreement, Nokia and Airtel will collaborate to drive the definition and development of these new services with a focus on taking the path to 5G network connectivity. This effort will build on 4G in the most efficient way in terms of power, operations, and cost effectiveness, and with the highest level of quality and reliability. 5G promises to enable dramatic improvements in peak data speeds, network latency, and agility, as well as the ability to enable new capabilities such as network slicing. This will allow operators to support a growing number of customers and potentially billions of connected IoT devices and lay the foundation for smarter cities and rural communities, connected vehicles, industrial automation, and remote healthcare.