New Delhi: Nokia and BSNL have signed a pact on Monday to launch BSNLs 4G and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services in western and southern regions of India. As per the official sources, the Finnish telecom gear maker Nokia will deploy the technology in 10 telecom circles in India these includes, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Telangana.
In this regard, the Chairman and Managing Director of BSNL, Anupam Shrivastava said, “Hunger for consistent change and innovation provides the fuel to drive us towards excellence. With this in our core, we are striving to offer the best in class network speed, coverage and capacity using the best technology available.”
An official statement said that Nokia’s single Radio Access Network (RAN) technology will help BSNL to save operational costs while supporting 2G, 3G and 4G subscribers in a single radio unit. It added, “New VoLTE services will allow BSNL’s 4G subscriber to explore the HD-quality voice and faster call connections.”
As per Nokia MBiT Index 2018, which has been released last week, according to the 2017s data traffic 82% data used in 4G speeds and the monthly 4G data usage per user was nearly 11 GB per user per month in India. Earlier in 2017, the 2 giant companies signed an MoU to explore and develop the applications of 5G for the Indian market.
Meanwhile, the Nokia head of the Indian Market, Sanjay Malik said, “We are pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with BSNL on this important project in India. The deployment of our technologies will enable BSNL to launch exciting new voice and data services, satisfying growing demand in India.”