Nokia to deploy its Access DWDM solution to upgrade Vi’s transport network to 5G

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Nokia, on Thursday, announced that Vodafone Idea (Vi) will use its DWDM solution in the access layer to upgrade its network to 5G for meeting future service capacity and reliability needs. 

The new solution will allow Vi to optimize fiber resources while ensuring 100G capacity with future upgrade capability of the network to 200G and beyond, in the access network. 

“We are building the best-in-class digital networks to address the evolving market demands. As we prepare for 5G, we are focussed at forging partnerships with ecosystem players to bring superior quality network and services for consumers and enterprises. Collaborating with Nokia allows us to use the latest technology solutions to modernize our networks and provide the best possible quality to our subscribers.”  

Jagbir Singh, Chief Technology Officer at Vodafone Idea

Nokia’s 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) will enable Vi to cost-effectively and sustainably enhance network capacity by reducing operational expenditure with reduced power consumption and carbon footprint. Nokia’s solution will also support Vi to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and improve Return on Investment (ROI) and ensure improved network capacity to meet the future demands.

Prashant Ramesh Malkani, Head of Vodafone Idea CBT at Nokia, said: “Our field-proven 1830 PSS solution will allow Vodafone Idea, to address the growing capacity demand and provide best-in-class network experience to their subscribers while preparing the networks for the 5G era. We are excited to partner with Vodafone Idea in this crucial deployment of Access DWDM and supporting them in their 5G vision to provide exceptional experience to their subscribers.”

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