Changing the Course of India’s Future


Although it joined the 5G bandwagon a bit late, India is making crucial investments for its adoption. For a successful launch, investments in the required telecommunications infrastructure such as the densification of the network by the fibrisation of the sites and an adequate number of towers will be necessary. This is estimated to be a huge investment of Rs 5 lakh crore over the next four years. Nevertheless, with the Union Cabinet’s approval of the 5G spectrum auction on June 15, 2022, the path for 5G rollout in India has become visible.

This life-changing technology will support innovations that can dramatically improve everyday life and business efficiency. Beyond much faster data transfers, much lower latency and greater network capacity, 5G enables a new type of network designed to connect virtually everyone and everything together, including machines, objects and devices. It will trigger a major societal transformation in India by facilitating the use of information technology in the manufacturing, education, health, agriculture, finance and social sectors, shifting the experiences and value creation at the next level.

The 5G Opportunity Tweetathon, presented by Qualcomm in association with CNBC-TV18, explored various facets of this rapidly emerging technology. Moderated by CNBC-TV18’s Reema Tendulkar, the panel included Prashant Singhal, Emerging Markets TMT Leader, EY; Shekar Ayyar, EVP and GM, VMware Telco and Edge Cloud; Sanjeev Kumar, CMD, Telecom Consultants India; Teacher. Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT-Kanpur; Neil Shah, Vice President and Partner, Counterpoint Technology Market Research; and Krishna AG, Head – Product and Marketing, LightMetrics.

They tweeted how the adoption of 5G in India would replace the existing infrastructure in all sectors, put more emphasis on autonomous technology, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI ), etc. and would play a vital role in optimizing service delivery. and decision making.

Sectors like healthcare and education are likely to be at the forefront of 5G rollout, but various other manufacturing sectors, like automotive, will also benefit greatly from its adoption. As smart devices, the network edge and the cloud will drive the next wave of global innovation, 5G will play an imperative role in supporting them.

The discussion focused on the implications of 5G for smart cities, traffic management and the speed of data flows between vehicles, smartphones, machines, data centers, buildings, sensors, etc. She also explored solutions for challenges such as last mile broadband connectivity for remote rural Indian households and the need to design and implement cybersecurity for the new connected era that 5G will bring.

As a pioneering leader in wireless technologies and the driving force behind 5G, Qualcomm is focused on activating the 5G ecosystem and empowering India with the latest innovations and technological solutions.

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First post: STI


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