5G Testing and Prototyping in India: Advanced telecom solutions provider, Alcatel Mobile (M) S.A., along with Indian telecom service provider, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL), has developed an advanced mobile data network enabling 5G testing and prototyping in India.
Powered by technologies from M/CAN, a partnership between Alcatel Mobile Networks, Microsoft, and Avi Networks, the 5G test network provides the opportunity for the commercial rollout of 5G standards-based mobile communications and applications. The 5G test network can be used to demonstrate the performance of advanced high-speed mobile communications and applications, including advanced digital mapping and real-time mobile video surveillance.
This test network supports a live testing environment, where more than 50 5G modules and more than 100 5G terminals are configured, allowing operators and content providers to experiment and develop 5G application concepts.
“The need for 5G technology is the need for new services that enhance the daily life of Indians, including new remote sensing technologies, machine-to-machine, and IoT applications, and advanced telecommunication and remote monitoring networks. Our 5G test network can facilitate the introduction of such applications to consumers and the advancement of services to Indian consumers and enterprises,” said N. Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
Alcatel’s 5G test network connects diverse networks in India with smart solutions that enhance current and future 4G and next-generation mobile services. The test network is powered by Microsoft Azure services, which provide Azure Data Services, SQL Server, and Azure Functions to create highly responsive IoT networks.
“As the world transitions to the 5G era, Alcatel has developed the advanced 5G solution and will provide the network access to deliver massive connectivity and ensure seamless, secure and reliable mobile communication, for both consumers and businesses,” said Amar Hanspal, Vice President Mobile Networks, Mobile & Strategic Marketing, Alcatel Mobile.
Alcatel’s 5G solution supports the standardization and deployment of a broad range of 5G technology, including WiGig and 5G New Radio technologies.
Henceforth, the 5G era in India is expected to transform and advance the way Indians interact and engage with the connected world.
It will also provide them with new and innovative ways to connect with friends, family, and businesses. The 5G solution will enable the highest capacity and quality in terms of coverage and reliability. It will further contribute to enhancing safety and security in public transportation and aid emergency services.
Bringing connectivity to life in India is an important endeavor for Alcatel Mobile. Alcatel Mobile aims to bring these life-enhancing solutions to the world for the benefit of users worldwide.
Note to editors: For more information about Alcatel Mobile solutions and the 5G test network in India, visit https://www.alcatelmobile.com/global/india/5g-test-