As per industry sources, Nokia is in discussions with Adani Data Networks to deploy a 5G non-public network using the millimeter wave (mmWave) frequency band, for a host of businesses particularly mining, sea ports and airports management. A private or captive network is an extension to a wireless technology for the creation of a dedicated local area network (LAN) within a specific premise or business facility for seamless connectivity needs, and is restricted to offer services outside.

In the recently-held spectrum auction, Adani Data Networks purchased 400 MHz airwaves in the 26 GHz (mmWave) for Rs 2.12 billion. The entity purchased 100 MHz each in Gujarat and Mumbai circles, and 50 MHz each in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu, and has also sought a universal access services licence (UASL) for these circles.