Over 150+ delegates attended the 5G Leadership summit organised by Konnect Worldwide Business Media Pvt Ltd. Top experts discussed on futuristic technology and India’s readiness to introduce 5G.
The 5G Leadership Summit 2018 came to an end on Thursday, which was organised by Konnect Worldwide Business Media Pvt Ltd. Over 150+ delegates attended the summit and discussed on India’s readiness to introduce 5G and the futuristic technologies expected with its implementations.
A panel of distinguished speakers led by Chief Guest Prof Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Govt of India included Vipin Tyagi Executive Director, C-DoT; Rajan Mathews, Director-General COAI, Sandeep Gupta, Senior VP, Strategy, Architecture and Engineering, Airtel; Kuldeep Malik, Director, Corporate Sales India, MediaTek, Manoj Misra Senior Public Policy Director, GSMA; Nikhil Shah India Representative Broadband Forum, among others, deliberated on varied facets of 5G.
Chief Guest, Prof. Ashutosh Sharma said; “The overall policy framework has been very positive with net neutrality and added collaboration will enable rationalization of telecom pricing and operations. I hope this will be a catalyst in the 5G evolution from 2022 and 2025.”
“Telecom as a sector is vital for the purpose of nation building, investments in last 2 decades from overseas is about 250,000 crore. There is a reason why this number because there are large ambitions that we have to invest even more in the sector that we have in the coming 5 years. We are on our way to meeting our 5G targets hoping to attract investments worth $100 billion creating 4 million jobs. The latest policy drives on Propel India, Connect India and Secure India through which we hope to expand IoT to 5 billion connected devices and 10 million public WiFi hotspots by 2022, we are very optimistic about it and great work has been done by the industry,” said P. Balaji, Director Regulatory & Corporate Affairs, Vodafone India.
The revenue from 5G in India is expected to reach $25.9 billion by 2026. The future holds a possibility of millions of smartphone apps joined by billion of IoT devices, thus forcing wireless networks to grip for more airwaves. 5G is set to become an integral part of industrial business and digitization.
“5G will be a driving force for digital India initiatives in the coming years and MediaTek is already in the game with its Helio M70 5G modem, which is expected to launch in 2019. We have been actively participating in 5G technology development with standards bodies and working closely with our customers and partners to make 5G a reality and continue to make great technology available to everyone,” added Kuldeep Malik, Director Corporate Sales, India, MediaTek.
The topics discussed at the 5G Indian Leadership Summit included roadmap for deployment, India’s focus on 5G transitions and making the market suitable for 5G adoption.