BSNL & Coriant signed pact to accelerate 5G and IoT growth in India

The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has signed pact with Coriant to chart path 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) in India. As per pact, both the companies will co-operate to accelerate network architecture and service innovation leveraging 5G, IoT, SDN/NFV, and Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) technologies.

The sole purpose of BSNL, through this pact, is to focus on bringing their customers across India the latest innovations in communications technologies that enrich their personal and work lives.

Anupam Shrivastava , the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of BSNL, stated that the 5G represents an enormous leap forward in capacity and throughput speeds, and we are pleased to team with our long-term technology partner Coriant to tap into these capabilities and explore real-world use cases for next-generation services and applications.

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BSNL + Coriant = 5G India

As per pact, Coriant and BSNL 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.

Additionally, the pact encompasses research programs, knowledge sharing, and workshops focused on the latest networking trends and hyper-scale architectures designed to support the scalable, ultra-low latency, ultra-efficient, and reliable delivery of commercial 5G services and applications.


  • It is a fifth-generation wireless technology that promises significant advances in transmission speed, quality, and resiliency compared to current mobile technologies.
  • This wireless technology is capable of transforming media consumption and content delivery for end-users.

Thus, we can say (through this pact), this fifth-generation of wireless technology is expected to impact diverse market segments and applications in the Indian telecommunications market.

Shaygan Kheradpir , CEO and Chairman of Coriant, said

BSNL’s vision aligns nicely with our strategy of driving innovation in purpose-built 5G solutions and architectures. We look forward to our joint work and the opportunity to help BSNL fast track development toward a 5G and IoT future and bring the value of these technologies to India and its citizens.


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Megha Jain

Engg & Freelance Author

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