Finnish telecom giant Nokia said that it has joined hands with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) to work together into a partnership to collaborate on futuristic technologies like data science, analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The two have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to use these technologies to make networks more efficient and reliable and provide better connectivity to its users.
A Nokia release reveals that “The collaboration focuses on making service delivery pre-emptive and more reliable based on data science, analytics and AI. AI here refers to intelligence shown by machines.
The collaboration will allow premium institute IIT Delhi to leverage Nokia’s technological leadership and expertise in communications networking to conduct research in these identified areas. The talented students and faculty of India’s premier institute will work on projects with Nokia’s top technical minds to explore ways to make networks more efficient and reliable.
Amit Dhingra, vice president of Global Service Delivery at Nokia, said in a statement “We are pleased to work with some of the brightest minds of the country at IIT-Delhi. Collaboration with universities and educational institutes fosters innovation and can help resolve complex challenges our industry is facing. New technologies require fresh thinking and working with the scholars of IIT-Delhi will allow us to push the boundaries of what is possible; the collaboration will help us to prepare for the future, for which skills in analytics and artificial intelligence are essential”.
Under this collaboration, IIT-Delhi research scholars from the applied mathematics, statistical and computer science fields will work with Nokia in India to develop software modules based on AI algorithms with machine learning, deep learning and predictive analytics.
Nokia said that the aim of this collaboration is to help Nokia enhance its service delivery to be even more efficient and reliable. The self-learning and pre-emptive capabilities will also help Nokia’s service delivery to be 5G ready. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) will allow Nokia prepare its services for 5G where the networks will be more complex and demanding. Nokia’s rival Ericsson is already working with the institute to develop use cases around the 5G technology.
B. R. Mehta, Dean of R&D at IIT Delhi said “We are delighted to work with Nokia in emerging and exciting areas of technology. Working with major technology firms like Nokia allows us to develop new capabilities in advanced technologies. The collaboration will not only provide crucial exposure to our students in the new technologies but will also enable them to put theoretical topics, like analytics, to practical use”, on this MOU.
The MOU is part of the University Connect initiative of Nokia’s Global Service Delivery, which through its innovations and expertise helps global telecom operators to enhance the quality, efficiency and speed of their networks and services.
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