The 5G era is soon approaching in India and measures are already underway to prepare the 4G infrastructure in the country to enable better operational efficiency as a part of these preparations. Two of the country’s biggest and most prominent telecom companies – Nokia and the government-operated BSNL – are soon going to work together to bring improvements in the country’s 4G technology and make it all ready for the 5G technology.
Nokia is a leading manufacturer of critical telecom equipment, and producing a vast set of telecom products at its facility in Chennai, the company caters to not only domestic but also regional consumers. The same manufacturing facility at Chennai will leverage Industry 4.0 technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, internet of things, big data analytics, and connected robotics so as to improve operations and raise productivity.
Chairman and MD of BSNL, Anupam Srivastava, says of the collaboration that Nokia has already been one of the company’s leading partners in preparing for the 5G ecosystem and now both the companies are exploring use cases that can significantly benefit with the 5G technology. Deployment of Industry 4.0 in the country depends on high-reliability, low-latency networks as well as capabilities in AI and robotics to foster developments in the areas of data exchange and automation in manufacturing industries, leading to reduced costs and enhanced operation efficiency.
The Chennai facility of Nokia recently crossed the milestone of producing four-million unit in its 10 years of operation. According to Nokia execs, the collaboration with BSNL will help the company leverage the state-of-the-art technology advancements and continue the company’s work in the field of connected and digitized factories of the future.