With 5G deployment almost at our doorstep, chipset major MediaTek said it’s not just speed and connectivity, 5G is the differentiator that will enable technological advancements, interoperability and newer opportunities and globally connected ecosystems.
“India has an exciting future to look forward to, and the onus is now on the telecom industry. We must collaborate and capitalize on our underlying capabilities to enable seamless 5G deployment and pave the way for unprecedented connectivity,” said Anku Jain, Managing Director, MediaTek India.
Jain said this during the 5th edition of 5G India Leadership Summit 2022 in New Delhi on the theme ‘Digitization will define the future for 5G in India’. “5G will disrupt the way we lead our lives, with the digital ecosystem poised to facilitate capacity and innovation beyond our expectations,” he noted.
“India’s infrastructure is readying itself for the upcoming revolution and MediaTek, the 4th largest global fabless semiconductor company and a frontrunner in the 5G technology, is prepared to lead from the front towards a smarter sustainable future,” he emphasized.
It must be noted that 5G network rollout is expected to add $450 billion to the Indian economy, increasing the pace of development and creating jobs. Reiterating this sentiment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently said that 5G technology will bring positive change in the governance of the country, ease of living, and ease of doing business especially newer opportunities for the B2B businesses.
Lt. Gen Dr. S.P Kochhar, Director General, COAI, who was also present on the occasion said, “With the Prime Minister’s inauguration of the 5G testbeds, the industry is on the pathway towards indigenization of 5G and it opens up opportunities for various other new-age technologies such as big data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), etc. which will drive major innovations across industries – Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Healthcare, Transportation and bring us closer towards our vision i.e. Digital India.”
“Some of the challenges such as robust infrastructure and RoW policies are being discussed at length among the regulatory bodies, and the Gati Shakti Sanchar Portal launch is another welcome milestone for the telecom sector. We are happy that work on 6G has started and committees are being made, which COAI is a part of. We look forward to working closely with the regulatory bodies and service providers to navigate through the challenges and further amplify the initiatives launched by the Government of India,” Kochhar added.
Noise Co-founder Amit Khatri said, “We are ushering into the next era of innovation, where wearables and 5G can come together to do wonders. The new generation of connected wearables will be able to transform user experience massively when it comes to health, sports, fitness, and holistic wellness. We are glad to be a part of this revolution.”
“Devices are an integral part of the entire 5G ecosystem through which end users and enterprises will realize the value and transformational power of this new G and this time it will expand far beyond just consumer devices. In such a scenario a strong 5G device ecosystem both on consumer and enterprise side is a must,” said Tarun Pathak, Research Director, Counterpoint.
The industry leaders outlined a roadmap for collaborative 5G opportunities enabling India’s 5G ecosystem. Organized by Konnect Worldwide Business Media, the summit was supported by senior leadership teams from across leading network operators, OEMs, devices ecosystem, academia, analysts and government bodies- C-DOT, Telecommunication Engineering Centre, COAI, DIPA, Broadband Forum. Telecom & Devices ecosystem including MediaTek, Tata Communications, Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Lava International, Noise among others.