News | October 26, 2023

Tata Play Fiber Selects Nokia To Launch India's First WiFi6-Ready Broadband Network

Tata Play Fiber selects Nokia to launch India’s first WiFi6-ready broadband network

  • Tata Play Fiber deploys Nokia’s leading fiber optical line terminal (OLT) technology across its network footprint in India
  • Nokia’s fiber technology enables Tata Play Fiber to offer WiFi 6 services, increased data capacity and seamless coverage to residential and SOHO enterprise customers

Nokia today announced that it has entered into an agreement with TATA Play Fiber to launch India’s first WiFi6-ready broadband network. With increasing broadband usage in both residential and enterprise areas, there is significant demand for new, high-capacity broadband connections. To meet this demand, broadband networks need future proof fiber and in-home solutions that can scale in line with evolving end-customer needs.

Nokia will supply TATA Play Fiber with a range of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and Wi-Fi gear to support its broadband network expansion across India. Specifically, Nokia will provide its state-of-the-art Optical Line Terminal (OLT), Optical Network Terminal (ONT) with Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi mesh Beacons.

With Wi-Fi 6 Tata Play Fiber can offer differentiated services and deliver a rich, indoor user experience for its customers. The new deployment provides an intelligent mesh Wi-Fi 6 solution that allows users to enjoy high-speed internet in every corner of the home. The easy-to-install solution supports low-latency applications such as gaming and can deliver gigabit speeds to multiple devices on the Wi-Fi network. Network security is also enhanced with support for the WPA3 standard.

A key feature of the Nokia solution is its Mesh technology which will ensure seamless coverage for large customer premises and areas with barriers like concrete walls. Nokia’s WiFi 6 mesh technology is ideally suited to residential homes with large and/or multi-floor spaces, as well as for SOHO enterprises, which represent a large addressable market in India. Another differentiating feature of the Nokia solution is the use of its AI/ML software to identify traffic patterns, faults and potential outages in the GPON network so as to optimize the end user experience.

Anand N Sahai, CEO at Tata Play Fiber, said: "Our partnership with Nokia allows us to bring Wifi6-ready network to our customers - which is a first in the category. The deployment of this next generation best-in-class optical networking solution will boost up speed & coverage for multiple smart gadgets in all tech-dependent homes and enterprises.”

Vinish Bawa, Head of Enterprise, Webscale & Emerging business, India, at Nokia, said: “Nokia has been the world leader in optical line terminal (OLT) technologies, and we are proud to be a close partner for Tata Play Fiber in India. This deal is an extension of the work we have already done together and will also notch up a first for India by upgrading the network to be WiFi 6 ready.”

Resources and additional information
Website: Nokia Fiber ONT (
Website: Nokia Wi-Fi (
Website: Altiplano Access Controller (
Website: Lightspan DF Fiber Access Nodes (

Source: Nokia