South Korea and some other countries to start commercial roll out of 5G by this year itself. India is all set to start the process in 2020 added a top Samsung executive at India Mobile Congress 2018 in New Delhi.
In the first quarter of 2019, in a partnership with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Samsung is planning to commence the first large-scale 5G trials in India.
Srini Sundararajan, Senior Vice President and Head of Networks Business at Samsung India said, “We will start India 5G trials in New Delhi.” In India, the adoption of 5G will depend entirely on the kind that the people of the country wish for. The allocated spectrum will also influence what kind of use cases will be suitable for 5G adoption.
Sundararajan said, “Once the country decides on the use cases, we will have all other equipment including the devices necessary for those specific use cases ready.” It is expected that the roll out of 5G will help to accelerate India’s GDP growth and help to improve many sectors including healthcare, education, disaster management and agriculture.
“5G is a complete ecosystem. Its adoption will not completely replace 4G. The television talking to the refrigerator and the refrigerator talking to the microwave will be a reality in a few years from now.”
Youngky Kim, President and Head of Networks Business at Samsung Electronics highlighted that Samsung will pave the way for 5G to unlock the full potential of India together with industry leaders.