Airtel, through its network vendors and device partners will utilise the Qualcomm 5G RAN platforms to roll-out virtualised and Open RAN-based 5G networks
The move is likely to reduce reliance on Chinese made telecom gears and further help in technology transfer for production of telecom equipment in India
Huawei holds the maximum number of patents for 5G technology and is followed by US chipmaker Qualcomm, according to industry reports
Under the BharatNet project, all 2.5 lakh village panchayats across the country will be connected with high-speed broadband services. The project was set to be completed by March 2019
According to a recent proposal tabled in the Parliament, the 5G roll-out is likely to commence following the next round of spectrum auction.
According to telecom ministry, the auction for over 2300 MHz of airwaves will be up for grabs at an estimated investment of Rs 3.92 lakh crore as the base price.
Huawei reported revenue of $98.6 billion in the first three quarters of 2020, an increase of 9.9% over the same period last year.
IBM said it signed a multi-million-dollar five-year agreement with Vodafone Idea Limited in India for customer services and IT management.
Union Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said there is need to nourish local telecom manufacturing, dubbing it as a ‘must’ for attaining the cherished goal of sensitive data security in the country.
The industrial IoT (IIoT) will be characterised by sites with a high volume of connected devices and sensors – such as processing plants, mining and oil exploration, shipping ports – which require always-on cellular connectivity.