NEW DELHI: India’s leading government run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has entered into an agreement with US-based Coriant to chart a path to 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) in India.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between BSNL and Coriant for Laying the Foundation for Innovation in Network Architectures and Services leveraging 5G, IoT, SDN/NFV, and Mobile Edge Computing technologies.
“We continue to focus on bringing our customers across India the latest innovations in communications technologies that enrich their personal and work lives,” said 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.”
As part of its strategic collaboration, BSNL and Coriant will work together to develop 5G and IoT use cases such as rural connectivity, connected healthcare, industrial automation, public safety, video surveillance, energy, and agriculture.
In addition, the agreement encompasses research programs, knowledge sharing, and workshops focused on the latest networking trends and hyperscale architectures designed to support the scalable, ultra-low latency, ultra-efficient, and reliable delivery of commercial 5G services and applications.
“BSNL’s vision aligns nicely with our strategy of driving innovation in purpose-built 5G solutions and architectures,” said Shaygan Kheradpir, CEO and Chairman, Coriant. “We look forward to our joint work and the opportunity to help BSNL fast track development toward a 5G and IoT future and bring the value of these technologies to India and its citizens.”