New Delhi, 29 December There are only a few days left in the year 2020 and the world is going to enter a new decade. The year 2020 will be remembered as the most disruptive year in human memory. As the epidemic spread across the world, it was telecommunications networks and technology services that kept people together. Despite extensive lockdown, the 4G network managed to sustain the global economy. Although global economic activity slowed down, people continued to have access to health services, education, information and entertainment via the Internet at their homes. This was a crucial time for high-speed telecommunications services. Industry experts say that there is a change in mindset to revive India’s telecom story and introduce future technologies faster.
Earlier this month, Department of Technology Affairs Department of Telecommunications (DOT) member K.K. Ramchand had said that he would soon announce the 5G spectrum band for auction. This is a clear indication that adoption of 5G is now a priority for the government. Most Indian telecom service providers currently have a financial crunch on investment and construction for the 5G ecosystem, but the government has indicated that it is ready to start the process.
Director General of Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), Lieutenant General Dr. S.P. Kochhar said that 5G technology is ready to open many possibilities in terms of business model. He says that this will have an impact on everyone’s lifestyle as well. He said, “We are seeking the support of the government in enabling the industry to play a role in promoting horizontal growth and the economy of the country. 5G has a lot of potential and it can transform the whole game for India. It is capable. With this, it can become a catalyst for government campaigns such as Make in India, Digital India, Self-reliant India. ” Also Read: Apple introduces new iPhones for faster 5G wireless network
Kartik Natarajan, president and COO of Sient, said, “We are seeing significant investment in the area of communication networks. The current digital transformation will enhance the user experience, increase operational efficiency and provide a competitive edge for enterprise businesses.” Our experience in design, distribution, deployment, migration and support of network infrastructure globally makes us an ideal partner for the rollout of 5G. ”
In the last few years many global technology companies have established manufacturing base in India. Samsung has recently received approval from the Uttar Pradesh government to manufacture OLEDs at its Noida factory. While such investments are important, much greater incentive is needed to invest in research and development (R&D), semiconductors and future technology. The major challenge facing India in electronics manufacturing is the lack of a world-class semiconductor manufacturing unit (FAB). Now the time has come that the government should either attract global giants to invest in India or it should start work on it domestically. Also read: Need to work together to launch 5G on time- PM Narendra Modi
MediaTek India Managing Director Anku Jain said, “The stage is set for mainstreaming for 5G in 2020 and in 2021 it will be the next generation 5G smartphone, new apps and smart TVs such as smart devices, tablets, Will increase demand for smart devices such as phones integrated with voice interfaces. ” It will be interesting and important to see how India can attract investment in future technologies with 5G in the TMT industry and present a range of economic opportunities over the next three to five years.