India is at the tip of a digital revolution as the industries are more than ready to implement the use of the new 5G technology. The Government’s focus on digitalization and the ever-increasing trend of technology adoption across industries is making our steps closer in achieving that.
This revolution is guaranteed to boost industrial productivity and transform the socio-economic fabric of the country. 5G is expected to also add various dimensions by enabling technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Robotic Process Automation (RPA). This will eventually give rise to new business models for providing differentiated services to various segments of markets as well as customers.
5G wireless technology will give birth to life-changing innovations with faster speed, higher bandwidth, and lower latency. Telecoms are spending billions in preparing for the next era of wireless service, which will mainly rely on small dense network cells.
Today’s world has become more reliant on the data transfer, so the current technologies need to progress in order to meet the demands of the digital-savvy consumers. To achieve this goal, 5G technologies will use new frequencies of radio wave spectrum which will pave the path for the Internet of Things by ensuring faster and efficient infrastructure.
High Demand of 5G for Unlocking Future Potential in India
5G is considered to be the essential catalyst to unlock the potential of India in the digital economic sector, which is believed to kiss the 1 trillion USD mark by the year 2025. The increased use of smartphones, along with the growth of social media and usage of the internet, will fuel this growth.
3G got a clear up-gradation in technology with the introduction of 4G, but 5G is more envisaged on enhancing LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology.
This is bound to open up various new dimensions of service.
The number of operators investing in technology is growing substantially as they realize the importance of this coming technology. More than one-fifth of the commercial networks in India are already testing 5G and carrying out field trials. Reports are also suggesting that by the year 2020, 3% of the providers of network-based mobile services are likely to launch 5G network commercially.
How will Beneficial be 5G technology?
5G is expected to bring a lightning change in data speeds. Data speeds around 10 Gbps and latency of 1ms will be available to the consumers. This tremendous speed will not only provide rich user experience but also bring about a massive revolution in the available mobile content.
- With the arrival of 5G, the industries of medicine, automotive, manufacturing will eventually move their processing ability to store data in the cloud.
- Mobile handsets will have longer battery life.
- This new technology will use network slicing to provide services.
- 30-300GHz bands of frequency will provide negligible interference, rich capacity, and better scalability of bandwidth.
The main feature of 5G technology will be the MCS (Mission Critical Services). This feature will guarantee of highly reliable network with ultra-low latency based performance. This will facilitate in possessing dynamic capabilities to support services that require high monitoring and control.
A Fruitless Technology or Worthy?
Every leap in technology, without any doubt, gives rise to new job opportunities globally. 1G provided essential voice services which were followed by 2G, which used its digital paradigm to enable SMS and voice services. With 3G’s introduction, people got access to multimedia services.
The up-gradation of 2G to 3G did a grand overhaul of the technological systems, but the same cannot be said about the 4G.
Despite massive investments and promised opportunities, 4G didn’t meet the expectations according to several reports. The growth in business for the telecom service providers got a significant boost with this new technological up-gradation. So in terms of the prospects and business opportunities, it is worthwhile to deliberate upon 5G with this given conundrum.
The Indian Government has released the Draft National Digital Communication Policy (DNDCP) via the Department of Telecom (DoT) by taking into consideration of 5G benefits. Emphasis is laid on creating an actionable plan before the 5G application and services rollout. DoT has also set up ‘5G India 2020’ so as to develop the infrastructure of 5G by the year 2020 and to pave the road for efficient use of 5G services in India.
However, it can take a long time to cement the right ecosystem for the successful adoption of the 5G technology considering the underlying challenges by the telecom industry. Although India has faced the setback in terms of the pricing of spectrums, Indian operators are continuing to push for the quick deployment of 5G technology.
The fundamental reason being the answer to the digital aspirations which India seeks. 5G is not only about mega speed in handsets, but it is about the bit level intelligence that it will provide. It is expected to become the pillars of developing new technologies which include self-driven cars, robotic surgery, and telemedicine and also to power future smart cities.