5G: The Catalyst to Digital Revolution in India

Faster speeds, higher bandwidth, lower latency. The next era of wireless technology 5G will open the door to life-changing innovations.

India is at the cusp of a digital revolution powered by increasing broadband and internet penetration, exponential data uptake, the Government’s focus on digitalisation and increasing trend of technology adoption across industries. This revolution is likely to generate new growth avenues, boost industrial productivity and has the potential to transform the socio-economic fabric of the country.

This report presents a view on:

  • India’s current telecom ecosystem and preparedness to embrace 5G;
  • Impact of 5G on various telecom industry stakeholders as well as potential and relevance of 5G across industry verticals;
  • Potential business models and intermediaries that could evolve in lieu of 5G;
  • Key considerations which would be key to ensuring 5G commercial launch in India in line with global launch.

5G could be the answer to the digital aspirations harbored by the industry and our society. However, considering the underlying infrastructural and business challenges faced by the telecom sector; a coordinated roadmap between the public and private sector can go a long way in cementing the right ecosystem required for the successful adoption of 5G in India.

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