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Nokia partners GTPL for broadband deal

Nokia’s GPON equipment will be deployed across various cities in the state of Gujarat by the end o

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MUMBAI: Nokia confirmed its partnership with GTPL, a cable TV and broadband service provider company. In order to upgrade its networks, GTPL will use and install Nokia’s fixed access and core technology.

GTPL’s ethernet-based access network will be replaced by the upgraded fibre cables capable of supporting ultra broadband speed. The broadband provider will also utilise Nokia Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) solutions for reliable ultra broadband access in residential areas. This will promote a faster internet experience for the subscribers.

As per the agreement, Nokia’s GPON technology will be used by GTPL, also along with that, the currently deployed Nokia BNG’s. This move will boost existing service speeds and drop-ship new ultra-broadband services including high speed internet, linear TV and video-on-demand (VoD) services.

As per ET Telecom, Nokia’s GPON equipment will be deployed across various cities in the Gujarat state by the end of this year.

Speaking to ET Telecom, managing director at GTPL Hathway, Anirudh Jadeja said, “India is recording a massive increase in broadband consumption, and as people begin using digital platforms to complete a number of day-to-day tasks they will demand an even better broadband network. We believe our partnership with Nokia is crucial to our growth. The modernised network will allow us to provide a world-class broadband experience to our subscribers. It is also in keeping with the Indian government’s drive to promote the use of the digital platform as part of its Digital India vision”.

Ahead of the partnership, head of emerging business at Nokia, Vinish Bawa looked excited as he stated, “We are delighted to work with GTPL to transform its networks to deliver an improved network experience for its subscribers. This deployment will enable GTPL to meet fast-growing demand for a better and faster network experience. Our technology solutions will allow GTPL to differentiate itself from other market players to attract more customers”.

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