“For making 5G India 2017 a truly global platform to conduct business, India is getting future ready to start formalizing the standards for the rollout of 5G,” Senior DDG of Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC), DP De said.
Speaking during the first 5G India 2017 conference held recently in New Delhi, De further said that the standards for the rollout of 5G are likely to be ready by 2018.
The TEC is a nodal agency of the Department of Telecommunications responsible for drawing up of standards, generic requirements, interface requirements, service requirements and specifications for telecom products, services and networks, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.
Adrian Scrase, Head of Mobile Competence Centre, added that 5G will be an overarching umbrella of networks rather than a replacement technology and will usher in significant economic, political and environmental benefits.
On the other hand, VMware network function virtualisation common platform architecture maintains to have proven to be the deployment model for mobile core solutions. It will become the foundation for 5G Networks, it said.
“Connected devices, digitized lifestyle where almost every aspect of human life will be consumed digitally calls for a new paradigm shift in telecommunication eco-system,” said Shyam P Mardikar, CTO (Mobile Networks), Bharti Airtel Limited.
Rajan S Mathews, Director General of Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), said, “That consumers side demand, resource deployment and commercial viability will be the main drivers for the operators for 5G rollout."