Indian telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Coriant have signed a memorandum of understanding to pave the way to 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) in India. BSNL says the agreement with Coriant will promote innovation in network architectures and services leveraging 5G, IoT, SDN/NFV, and mobile edge computing technologies.
Research programs, knowledge sharing, and workshops addressing new networking trends and hyper-scale architectures designed to support the scalable, low latency, efficient, and reliable delivery of commercial 5G services and applications are included in the agreement.
"We continue to focus on bringing our customers across India the latest innovations in communications technologies that enrich their personal and work lives," said Shri Anupam Shrivastava, CMD BSNL. "5G represents an enormous leap forward in capacity and throughput speeds, and we are pleased to team with our long-term technology partner Coriant to tap into these capabilities and explore real-world use cases for next-generation services and applications."
5G will affect diverse market segments and applications in the Indian telecommunications market, according to BSNL. BSNL and Coriant plan to work together to develop 5G and IoT use cases including rural connectivity, connected healthcare, industrial automation, public safety, video surveillance, energy, and agriculture as part of the strategic collaboration.
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