On all fronts, mobile technology has reshaped the corporate landscape and influenced individuals. It has influenced not just people's lives but also our country's future. As India prepares to bring out 5G technology, the Future of India Conclave provides a forum for professionals to debate how 5G technology will alter India's future and what the major obstacles will be.
With around 600-750 million smartphone users, India is a mobile-first country. Smartphones account for 63-65% of all phones in the country, and mobile phones are the major source of internet access. We utilise 16GB per smartphone each month on average, which is the highest in the world. To manage the present level of data interchange, better network infrastructure is required.
The most essential component of 5G is the need for infrastructure investment, which includes both hardware and software infrastructure. Because the type of devices and infrastructure that 5G needs has never been seen in India before, the implementation of 5G will see a multi-vendor ecosystem. At the same time, the deployment must be meticulously planned. OEMs (hardware and software providers) as well as investment will be required (at least 4-5 times more than 4G). In comparison to any other technology, we've seen so far, the rollout of 5G will be massive.
5G is a completely new technology that connects machines to improve productivity. The government has made an estimated $2.4 billion in income from telecom so far this year. The sectors that 5G technology catalyses will produce more money. This was not the case with 4G, which was based on human-to-human communication. To achieve its goals, all participants in the ecosystem must work together to guarantee that 5G is implemented uniformly; there can be no shortcuts.
Academic institutions must look in terms of the future and prepare their pupils accordingly. If 5G technology is going to be around for a long time, colleges should provide specialised 5G courses and electives at both the bachelor's and master's levels. These courses should go beyond the basics and educate students how to incorporate 5G into robotics, augmented reality, virtual reality, smartphones, smart cars, and smart classrooms.
We must guarantee that what is offered to consumers is uniform. The confidentiality of transmitted data must be preserved. Data in transit as well as data at rest are critical.