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Telecom Networks to See Rise in Profits with the Launch Of 5G Services in India

Telecom Networks to See Rise in Profits with the Launch Of 5G Services in India

India seems to be open for the launch of 5G services as 5G technology gets standardized to work on all bands in the country. The launch will prove beneficial for the operators as it will bring in more revenues. As mentioned by Thiaw Seng NG, Head of Network Evolution, Ericsson South East Asia, Oceania and India, the technology will follow 3GPP standards and introduce 5G across low, medium, and high bands. He also added that the first operator will roll out on the mid band, i.e. 2.4 GHz to 2.8 GHz and the high band of 28 GHz and low band will be used for capacity expansion.

Ludvig Landgren, the Network Applications and Cloud Infrastructure head, said that with the launch of 5G services in India, mobile broadband will become highly important application for 5G resulting in the reduction of per GB cost of data. The evolution of 5G will also help telecom networks to simplify their operations as well as minimise the time to market for new functionalities. Ericsson had conducted certain studies that showed that Indian consumers are keen to adopt 5G services and one in three smart phone users will switch to 5G within a period of six months or immediately.

In addition, Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL) has joined hands with Ericsson to deploy its Cloud Packet Core in order to improve its network. The deal will offer huge advantages to VIL from Ericsson’s applications and functions like vEPG, vSAPC and NFVi.Vishant Vora, Chief Technology Officer at VIL, said, “At VIL, we endeavour to stay ahead of the curve by investing in technologies and solutions to address the evolving demands of millions of our customers in India.

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