New Delhi, October 19 2022: In almost simultaneous announcements, international telecom equipment leaders Nokia and Ericsson confirmed their selection by Reliance Jio as suppliers of Radio Access Network (RAN) equipment .
Nokia has been selected to supply systems from its AirScale portfolio countrywide in a multi-year deal. This will include base stations, high-capacity 5G Massive MIMO antennas, and Remote Radio Heads (RRH) to support different spectrum bands, and self-organizing network software.
Reliance Jio plans to deploy a 5G standalone network which will interwork with its 4G network. The network will enable Reliance Jio to deliver advanced 5G services such as massive machine-to-machine communications, network slicing, and ultra-low-latency.
Said Pekka Lundmark, President and CEO at Nokia: “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."
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Ericsson has entered into a long-term strategic 5G contract with Reliance Jio Infocomm to roll out 5G Standalone (SA) in the country. Its 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) products and solutions from Ericsson Radio System and E-band microwave mobile transport solution will be deployed in the 5G network for Jio..
Said Börje Ekholm, President and CEO, Ericsson: “India is building world-class digital infrastructure that will drive innovation, job creation and entrepreneurship across the country. We are happy to partner with Jio in those ambitions, through Ericsson 5G Standalone connectivity, which will be a major catalyst in meeting those digital transformation goals across society, enterprise and industry."
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