BSNL Signs Agreement with Coriant to Chart Future of 5G and IoT in India

Coriant has signed an agreement with India’s leading telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to chart the future of 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) in India. The MoU 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.

5G is a fifth-generation wireless technology that promises significant advances in transmission speed, quality, and resiliency compared to current mobile technologies. Capable of transforming media consumption and content delivery for end-users, 5G will impact diverse market segments and applications in the India telecommunications market. 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.

According to BSNL, 5G will represent an enormous leap forward in capacity and throughput speeds in India and its partnership with long-term technology partner Coriant will help it to tap into these capabilities and explore real-world use cases for next-generation services and applications in one of the fastest developing country in the world.