/Tag: 5G

India must negotiate past its 5G challenges

2020-11-12T08:21:33+00:00November 8th, 2020|Analysis - India Global Business, India Inc Views - India Global Business|

Exorbitant spectrum prices, $20-billion on account of SC judgment on AGR dues and the need to link thousands of telecom towers with fibre are issues Indian telcos will have to tackle before they can unleash the potential of the new 5G technology. In short, internet reliability is the immediate priority across the country.

Reliance’s 5G ambitions provides alternative to a tainted Huawei

2020-08-20T05:01:10+00:00July 29th, 2020|Guest Columns - India Global Business, Insight - India Global Business|

Mukesh Ambani’s announcement that his Jio Platforms has developed in-house a 5G solution, his deal with Google to develop a new OS to power affordable smartphones, his JioMeet answer to the Zoom meeting app and several other initiatives promises to place India at the centre of global high technology innovation and offer the Axis of Democracies a new sourcing point for these products.

India permits Huawei in 5G trials, keeps options open on final decision

2020-05-09T17:13:30+00:00January 10th, 2020|2020, Analysis - India Global Business, India Inc Views - India Global Business, North America Edition – 10 January 2020, UK Edition – 10 January 2020|

The Indian government has decided not to give in to US pressure on keeping the Chinese telecom equipment giant out of the 5G race but the final call on whether or not to permit a post-trial full-scale rollout could still depend on the views of the security establishment. Highlights: India’s decision to allow Huawei to participate in the 5G trials is by no means a signal that the Chinese telecom equipment supplier has cleared the last hurdle. The US has [...]