While there are a lot of gaps, India has the strongest 4G infrastructure, whether it is in terms of speed in terms of costs or in terms of network availability. India has the strongest infrastructure on the 4G side. I see how other nations are performing and India's performance is much ahead in 4G and in time it shall be the case for 5G as well.
Puneet Agarwal, CEO, VVDN Technologies talked about a few key topics regarding 5G technology, its use cases and 5G infrastructure in the country during an interaction with BW Businessworld. Here is what he had to say.
The Prime Minister said in his speech that we should be looking into the real-world applications of 5G technology and see how it could benefit the country. What are your views on the same?
5g is not only about the fast speed but also about the low latency. The two combined together can enable a lot of real-time use cases. The use cases are evolving as well. You will see a lot of material use cases happening on 5G whether it is robotics or in the medical field. Even in the automotive sector, you will see a lot of use cases. It is important to understand that while we are talking about the use cases, the first phase of 5G is going to be deploying infrastructure. The 5G launch will help but phase one will be the deployment of infrastructure. Once the infrastructure is there, a lot of use cases will evolve as they will be able to use the infrastructure.
How does VVDN Technologies see itself fit in the puzzle now that 5G has been officially launched?
We are an engineering and manufacturing company. We closely work with the market requirements where the market is moving. We work with companies like AMD, Intel, Qualcomm and Expedia. From the media perspective. What we want to focus on is that we create next-generation products which can be used by any infrastructure companies and operators and they can deploy on the network side. As we grow, we want to play a major role in helping other OEMs and operators in deploying 5G infrastructure.
In the real-world scenario, how do you see 5G rolling out in India despite the numerous hurdles that lie ahead?
While there are a lot of gaps, India has the strongest 4G infrastructure, whether it is in terms of speed in terms of costs or in terms of network availability. India has the strongest infrastructure on the 4G side.
Yes, there is a gap but when you talk about 4G speed, I see how other nations are performing and India's performance much ahead in 4G and it shall be the case for 5G as well.