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    ET 5G Congress: Is there a demand for 5G in India?

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    The entire industry is gearing up to develop the 5G ecosystem in the country however the availability and affordability of 5G devices does not find too much mention.

    Speaking about the 5G infrastructure Mr. Mardikar drew an analogy to driving a Ferrari F430 on good and bad roads.
    NEW DELHI: There are about 12,000 distinct smartphone models available in India today but just about 50 high-end smartphones will hit the markets next year that will be 5G capable.

    This was the point group CTO mobility, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Shyam Mardikar used to drive the fact that the demand side must also be 5G ready.

    The entire industry is gearing up to develop the 5G ecosystem in the country however the availability and affordability of 5G devices does not find too much mention.

    “Out of the one billion plus mobile data subscribers in the country, only about 50 per cent are on 4G. Unless the consumer is there to consume I think it will be like putting the cart before the horse,” Mardikarsaid, during the ET Telecom 5G Congress 2019 in Delhi today.

    Speaking about the 5G infrastructure Mr. Mardikar drew an analogy to driving a Ferrari F430 on good and bad roads. “It will run in both the cases but this is what will happen to our 5G radios in the current topology,” he said, pointing towards the bad road.

    “It will be a lopsided network if we mimic the current network,” he said.
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    srinivas425 days ago
    While Airtel is blundering to wind up 3G & 4G itself sure to fall flat sooner than later,5G is Fool''s Paradise as Aam Aadmi is happiest with 2G with the cycle getting reversed already!
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