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Business leaders in India are batting for wireless networking technologies, reveals Deloitte survey

  • According to Deloitte’s report, executives in India consider improvement in workplace communication, remote monitoring of machines, and enhanced customer experience as the most important 5G use cases for their businesses.
  • About 71 percent Indian executives, highest amongst the countries surveyed, believe that their organisations will invest in more wireless networking due to COVID-19.
  • India considers 5G, Wi-Fi 6, and Nb -IoT most critical to their businesses.

New Delhi, 27 April 2021 — The ongoing pandemic has urged Indian enterprises to increase investments in next-generation wireless technologies. According to Deloitte’s ‘Global Advanced Wireless Survey – India edition’, next-gen wireless technologies, such as 5G and Wi-Fi 6, will improve service levels such as security, scalability, and reliability/resilience and will lead to business success. It reveals that 71 percent Indian companies are already planning to invest more on wireless networking after the pandemic.

The survey highlights that India ranks second only to Japan amongst the countries surveyed in terms of the investment planned on wireless networking. The increased investment is going towards customer engagement through digital platforms (57%), improved bandwidth requirements for remote workers (61%), and enhanced remote monitoring of machines (50%).

Indian leaders believe that next-gen wireless technologies, such as 5G and Wi-Fi 6, will be critical to business success over the next three years. The survey lays emphasis that data speed has emerged as the top priority area (80%) for the Indian enterprises surveyed for performance efficiencies, substantially outperforming the global average (67%).

Commenting on the advanced wireless survey, Sagar Darbari, Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP, said, “Digital agility is the new mantra for striving this pandemic and coming out as a winner. Adopting next-generation wireless technologies, such as 5G and Wi-Fi 6, are essential parts of the network that links machines and people. Innovative solutions, such as these are the reason why leaders across industries see advanced wireless networks essential for their transformation strategies.”

India’s comparison with other nations

  • Two-third of the organisations in India believe that existing networking infrastructure is preventing them from innovation – highest amongst global peers.
  • India, along with the UK and Brazil, is expected to be most optimistic in using next-generation technologies to implement emerging technology.
  • Businesses in India rank second amongst global peers in terms of willingness to spend on wireless networking technology to meet performance gap.
  • After Japan and the UK, India is least inclined towards private 5G and most likely to go for a combination of both public and private 5G slices.
  • More than 8 in 10 networking executives are willing to explore new providers across the advanced connectivity ecosystem – those in India and the UK are most inclined to do so.

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