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Nokia India says it supports the country's participation in the development of the 6G standard

NEW DELHI: Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia intends to support India’s participation in the development of sixth generation or 6G technology standards in the coming years, even as the country is expected to have pan-India 5G coverage by 2023-24.

“We reaffirm our commitment to enable our partners to rapidly deploy 5G – which is likely to be one of the fastest deployments in the world,” a Nokia India spokesperson said in a statement on Wednesday.

India’s largest telecom operators – Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel – started rolling out their 5G services from October 1 and plan to cover the entire country with their 5G network based on standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) architectures, respectively, by 2023-24 .

“…We support the implementation of several thousand sites in different circles every week,” the spokesperson added.

In 2023, Nokia India said it expects continued government support in enabling the digital ecosystem to take advantage of 5G technology.

Private networks will also be more widely adopted by businesses and enterprises for improved efficiency and security in 2023, according to the spokesperson.

Infosys, Capgemini, GMR, Larsen & Toubro, Tata Communications, Tata Power and Tejas Networks were among more than 20 companies that applied for direct allocation of 5G spectrum to set up private communications networks.

Ricky Corker, Nokia’s chief customer experience officer, previously told ETTelecom that the first 5G-based private networks will be operational in India in two quarters.

Notably, Airtel with Tech Mahindra recently deployed a private 5G network at domestic carmaker Mahindra & Mahindra’s facility in Chakan.

“We hope to support India’s full and equal participation in the evolution of the 6G standard over the next few years as our R&D engineers based here continue to contribute to the collaborative global effort,” the spokesperson said.


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