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Indian industry ideally placed for 5G enterprise applications: Nokia’s Josh Aroner

India is one of Nokia’s top ten markets by volume of business, according to Josh Aroner, Vice President, Global Customer Marketing Nokia. Talk with activity area On the sidelines of the recently concluded Indian Mobile Congress, Aroner further noted that the country would benefit more from the recently started 5G rollout if the industry is able to transition to business-to-business applications of 5G faster.

5G opens up a new realm of connectivity where industry can use its capabilities to drive digitalization in all aspects of business operations. With technologies such as private networks, edge computing Aroner said activity area that 5G will drive investment in digitalization from companies that typically don’t spend a lot on developing digital capabilities. “The majority of digital investments will come from companies with physical assets, more traditional industries rather than more technology-focused companies,” Aroner said.

Single alignment

“There is a unique alignment in the Indian market, where operators and government work together. Indian customers are also very enthusiastic about 5G services,” Aroner explained. He also noted that the Indian market is also familiar with the variety of B2B use cases of 5G and added that once 5G for enterprise is available, the deployment of enterprise applications will happen very quickly.

Nokia has deployed 500 private networks worldwide, 20% of these networks are 5G. It was only recently that Nokia was selected by Bharti Airtel for the rollout of 5G. Nokia and Airtel have signed a multi-year agreement to deploy Nokia’s SRAN solution in 9 circles in India, helping Airtel to improve the capacity of its networks, especially 4G. The rollout, which will also lay the foundation for delivering 5G connectivity in the future, will see around 3,00,000 radio units deployed across multiple spectrum bands including 900Mhz, 1800Mhz, 2100Mhz and 2300Mhz, and is expected to be completed. by 2022.

As capital expenditure for 5G begins, India is emerging as the second largest telecom market in the world.

Aroner noted that the Indian industry is also particularly suitable for enterprise applications because it is younger than Western markets. “Indian industry has already embraced digitalization which could facilitate enterprise applications of 5G in the future,” Aroner concluded.