5G wave is about to hit India, and 2019 can be the start of this movement.
5G wave in India is about to start, and very strong indications are coming in, regarding the same.
Govt. of India has declared that by 2022, India will become a 5G nation; whereas Qualcomm is insisting on quick 5G spectrum sale to kickstart 5G usage in India.
Meanwhile, Mediatek has responded to Qualcomm’s 5G challenge and will enable Helio M70 as a 5G chipset.
It seems that 2019 shall be the year of 5G in India!
Mediatek: Helio M70 Will Be 5G Chipset
Within hours after Qualcomm announced that their Snapdragon 855 Smartphones will support 5G network, their rival Mediatek has responded to the same.
China Mobile Global Partner Conference in Guangzhou, Mediatek unveiled their first 5G baseband chipset Helio M70, which will be initially launched in the Chinese market.
Helio M70 will support:
- 5G radio (NR) – standalone (SA) network architecture
- 5G radio (NR) – non-standalone (NSA) network architecture
- Sub-6GHz frequency band
- High power user equipment (HPUE)
- 5G dual connectivity (EN-DC)
- 3GPP Rel-15 new specifications
- Upto 5 Gbps data speed
- And other 5G technologies
TL Lee, general manager of MediaTek Wireless Communications Division said, “MediaTek is committed to promoting the adoption of the latest technologies. With the commercialization of the first 5G baseband chipset, Helio M70, consumers will be able to enjoy the exciting 5G experience from a mature and complete solution,”
It is still not clear which OEMs will support MediaTek’s Helio M70 chipset.
Here s Mediatek’s Whitepaper on 5G.
Govt: 5G Expected To Enter India By 2022
During an event, Trai Secretary S K Gupta has declared that by 2022, 5G will enter India, and we will become a 5G nation.
During the event organized by CII, he said, “Telecom sector is going to move to 5G by 2022…in the next five years’ time, access to digital platform will be very very advanced,”
TRAI has already suggested to the Govt. that 3300-3600 MHz frequency range for 5G should be made available via auction, and the process is expected to kick start soon.
During the event, SK Gupta also said that Artificial Intelligence and Big Data will play a big role in determining consumer behavior, and it is expected that these new-age technologies get a boost with the introduction of 5G in India.
We will keep you updated, as more details come in.