With the global leaders focusing on 5G, Indian companies have started focusing on the 5G research and innovation. The whole ecosystem for 5G is becoming completely open. A very few telecom operators around the world are moving towards a fully open Radio Access Network (RAN) ecosystem for 5G deployment.
Anand Agarwal, Group CEO for STL, digital networks integrator company said, “The wireless ecosystem has become open for multiple companies instead of the three of four companies.”
There are many companies in India working on this STL. They will be collaborating with them to build the 5G ecosystem. STL has already started working with IIT Chennai, VVDN Technologies Gurgaon and Saankhya Labs Bengaluru.
In the 5G innovation and adoption race, having a strong software component will play a great role. India has already been developing these technologies for global companies. Now they can direct these capabilities for making the same happen in India.
With the western markets looking for an alternative to Chinese tech, India has a great opportunity. 5G is a mix of software, hardware, RAN, cloud and integrators. The hardware and software is getting separated, thanks to cloud computing.
Telecom device operators can buy these off the shelf due to cost reduction. STL is working on these wireless ecosystem of products for over three years. STL has already acquired companies and organically invested in building new capabilities.
Saankhyaa Labs is another company developing open RAN based cognitive scalable 5G RAN solutions. The Indian firm has developed its own 5G brand case solution based on the convergence of broadcast and broadband for delivering high-quality video and other content.