Jio Selects Equipment Suppliers; Nokia, Ericsson Included

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  • Jio to gain equipment from Nokia’s AirScale portfolio
  • 5G speeds in India expected to be 10 times faster than those of 4G
  • Jio had gained airwaves worth $11 billion (roughly Rs.90,600 crore)

In Brief

5G services were launched in India on October 1, 2022, as PM Narendra Modi finally laid to rest the speculations on whether 5G will ever come out or not. The venue was the Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) that was held in New Delhi, which saw the who’s who of the telecom industry grace the occasion.

India’s biggest telecom companies, with Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel leading the pack, have taken it upon themselves to roll out 5G services in different cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, among others.

Also Read: Jio True 5G Network arrived “First” in Gujarat

As the plans to roll out 5G throughout India is going on in full swing, Jio has hired equipment suppliers to build a mega 5G network, which includes Nokia and Ericsson among others, both of which are Europe’s top telecom gear makers, but Jio has refused to divulge the size of the deal as network deployments for 5G services are going on.

Equipment Suppliers

Being under contract, Nokia will use its AirScale portfolio to supply equipment while Ericsson will do the same via 5G Radio Access Network from its Radio System and E-band microwave mobile transport.

The equipment includes 5G Massive MIMO antennas (multiple input multiple output) of high capacity, base stations, Remote Radio Heads, which support numerous spectrum brands, along with self organizing network software.

Also Read: Jio True 5G is the first to provide coverage in the Delhi-NCR area

Given Nokia’s long standing presence in India, it goes without saying that this will be a profitable deal as it will make Nokia the supplier to the three largest telecom operators of India, while the likes of Apple and Samsung too have claimed they will upgrade their software for 5G smartphones in India.


Things are going very smoothly as of late as Nokia and Ericsson are reliable gear makers and have had excellent relations with India for a long time, which will be a huge benefit for Reliance Jio and other telecom operators to see the project through.

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