June 29, 2022

Vodafone Idea rolls out Nokia DWDM for 5G network support

Nokia announces that it will supply DWDM platforms to Vodafone Idea (Vi) for use in supporting 5G network in India. DWDM equipment will now support 100G in the access network with the ability to upgrade to 200G and above, Nokia claims.

Vi will deploy Nokia’s 1830 Photonics Service Switch (PSS), which Nokia says will deliver operational savings and reduce power consumption and total cost of ownership (TCO).

“We are building best-in-class digital networks to meet changing market demands. As we prepare for 5G, we are focused on building partnerships with ecosystem players to deliver superior network and services to consumers and businesses,” commented Jagbir Singh, CTO at Vi. “Collaborating with Nokia allows us to use the latest technological solutions to modernize our networks and deliver the best possible quality to our subscribers.”

“Our field-proven PSS 1830 solution will enable Vodafone Idea to meet growing demand for capacity and deliver best-in-class network experience to its subscribers while preparing networks for the 5G era,” added Prashant Ramesh. Malkani, Head of Vodafone Idea CBT. at Nokia. “We are delighted to partner with Vodafone Idea on this crucial Access DWDM deployment and support them in their 5G vision to deliver an exceptional experience to their subscribers.”

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