High Spectrum Cost Remains A Big Challenge For India: Huawei CEO
- Improving spectrum efficiency would be a critical challenge for telcos
- There is very little time to waste as there are already 26 commercial 5G networks worldwide
- Currently, Huawei’s focus is on developing 5G use cases and the 5G ecosystem for India
Huawei India CEO Jay Chen is confident that the Indian government will come up with solutions to overcome critical challenges around high spectrum cost and network security even as India prepare for another airwaves auction in the run-up to going 5G.
Economic Times reported that Chen is of the opinion that high spectrum cost remains a big challenge for India as it prepares to go 5G. At the same time, improving spectrum efficiency would be a critical challenge for telcos.
Will India make it?
The Huawei India CEO is hopeful that the Indian government along with the country’s telecom industry have enough wisdom to handle the wave of the 5G spectrum challenge, reported the News Daily.
This comment came at a time when the Centre is yet to take a final call on whether Huawei would be allowed to participate in 5G trials and supply 5G network gear commercially in India.
The CEO also informed that there is very little time to waste as there are already 26 commercial 5G networks worldwide. These networks are likely to rise to 60 by the year-end, leading to 1 million 5G base stations in China alone by next year, added Chen. However, amidst the debate, currently, Huawei’s focus is on developing 5G use cases and the 5G ecosystem for India.