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Nokia signs deal with ZTE for development programme in India

The smartphone manufacturers have signed a deal just short of a billion dollars.

Nokia and ZTE aim to expand connectivity in India with their latest deal. Their collaboration will aim to provide over 40,000 new base stations for 4G and 3G connectivity. The stations will cover mostly southern and western parts of India, and the total cost of the project surpasses $960 million US dollars.

Nokia is also separately helping mobile operators prepare for the flood of connected IoT devices with its WING network grid. The company is making improvements to the system as well as expanding geographically, and now offers its enterprise customers access to a test hub where businesses can try out their IoT offerings in question.

ZTE's other attempts in pioneering a 5G network in China are also now being rivaled by Huawei, which are collaborating with LG.


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