Mobile connectivity may still be a patchy reality in many parts of the country, let alone availability of 4G services. But if you believe this top executive of one of the world’s top technology company, the latest 5G services may come to India in just two years.
Erik Ekudden, the chief technology officer of Ericsson, also told to Economic Times that the telecom players may replace 2G, 3G and 4G services around that time.
India’s leading mobile operator, Bharti Airtel has already decided to shut down its 2G services and has stopped investing in 3G network. And it is quite likely that other operators would follow suit and if not soon.
However, do not get too optimistic. Even if 5G gets rolled out by 2020, it won’t become mainstream and may be available in certain pockets.
Already Airtel and Nokia are working together to offer 5G services in India. On the other hand, Reliance Jio has partnered with Samsung to roll out 5G services in India.
5G is next wireless technology that promises much faster speed than 4G, up to 1 Gbps. But most importantly, it has negligible lag, thus promising instataneous connection and hence is eagerly waited by industries as it can be used for IoT devices to automate many operations.