Reliance Jio Awards Nokia Multi-Yr 5G RAN Gear Deal


Reliance Jio has awarded Nokia a multi-year deal and can buy 5G RAN (radio entry community) gear from the corporate. This would be the first time Nokia and Jio are working collectively. Jio will buy 5G RAN gear from the AirScale portfolio of Nokia. Since it’s a multi-year deal for Nokia, it could be a giant win for the corporate within the Indian market.

Nokia will present Jio with base stations, high-capacity 5G huge MIMO antennas, and Distant Radio Heads (RRH) for supporting totally different spectrum bands and self-organising community software program. Jio would be the first telco in India to deploy the 5G SA (standalone) community for enterprises in addition to common shoppers. Thus, Jio will have the ability to provide community slicing and M2M communication companies from its community.

Akash Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Jio, mentioned, “We’re happy to be working with Nokia for our 5G SA deployment in India. Jio is dedicated to constantly investing within the newest community applied sciences to reinforce the expertise of all of its prospects. We’re assured that our partnership with Nokia will ship one of the vital superior 5G networks globally.”

Pekka Lundmark, President and CEO at Nokia, mentioned, “This can be a important win for Nokia in an vital market and a brand new buyer with one of many largest RAN footprints on the planet. This bold venture will introduce tens of millions of individuals throughout India to premium 5G companies, enabled by our industry-leading AirScale portfolio. We’re proud that Reliance Jio has positioned its belief in our know-how and we stay up for an extended and productive partnership with them.”

Nokia has been working within the Indian marketplace for fairly a while now. The telecom gear vendor has long-standing partnerships with Vodafone Concept and Bharti Airtel. Airtel has additionally awarded Nokia a 5G contract for a number of circles.

Jio Awarded Ericsson a Contract Too

Reliance Jio has additionally awarded Ericsson, a significant competitor to Nokia, a long-term deal for offering 5G radios. Ericsson additionally has partnerships with different Indian telcos within the 5G area. Jio was the one buyer that the European distributors did not have in India when it got here to non-public telecom operators.

Reliance Jio has additionally developed indigenous 5G options, which the telco displayed on the just lately concluded India Cell Congress (IMC) 2022. It will be attention-grabbing to see how a lot Jio depends on its options for deploying 5G networks and the way a lot assist it takes from the opposite distributors.


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