With aggressive 5G trials expected next year, Rosenberger supplying 5G equipment to telcos, Telecom News, ET Telecom

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With aggressive 5G trials expected next year, Rosenberger supplying 5G equipment to telcos NEW DELHI: India can expect aggressive 5G trials by next year particularly in the area of Massive MIMO, according to Scott Wilson, Director-BSA, Rosenberger APAC. In an interaction with ET Telecom, Scott told that Rosenberger has been supplying 5G equipment to telcos including Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and BSNL.

“We have dealt with all of the major telcos such as Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and BSNL. We have been supplying 5G equipment to these telcos particularly in the antenna space. A lot of our products can be used across different generations of wireless including 5G,” he said.

Telecom operators Vodafone India, Idea Cellular and Reliance Jio have started work to prepare their networks for the futuristic 5G technology, and are now preparing to introduce massive MIMO technology into their respective networks.
Rosenberger is offering integration with new frequency bands with its in-building solutions and in the most advanced areas, the company works directly with gear makers like Ericsson, Huawei.

Wilson further said that he has seen huge growth in the overall market and for Rosenberger in India. However, cost is one of the roadblocks hindering the growth of 5G in India since new technologies are more expensive than the previous generations, he expressed.

“We are seeing traction for our 5G products in the antenna area, we’re seeing tremendous interest. It’s going to be a technology coming very soon that will provide tremendous increases in usability to receive data, particularly video data, smartphones and other devices,” said Wilson.

According to Wilson, going forward, there won’t be much distinction between US and Europe and India in terms of latest technology. “..India will be right there in terms of newest technology with other parts of the world.”

Industry experts believe that India will see the first deployment of 5G by 2020 and that there are going to be 2 billion connected devices by 2020, which is going to be a source of new revenues.

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