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Huawei aims to make India 5G-ready, aims to invest $600 million by 2018

Huawei highlighted its efforts in ensuring that the commercial roll-out of the 5G network in India.

  • Published: September 28, 2017 8:22 AM IST
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Huawei is continually investing in market-specific partnerships, developing localized solutions and conducting trials to ensure that India joins the ranks of other developed global economies in 5Gs commercial roll-out, the company said. On the first day of the “India Mobile Congress 2017”, Huawei highlighted its efforts in ensuring that the commercial roll-out of the 5G network in the country happens along with the developed global economies of the world.

The company, which began investing in 5G research in 2009, is aiming to invest $600 million in the technology by 2018. “The 5G era is approaching, and we are confident that 5G deployment in India will happen in line with the global timeline,” said Jay Chen, CEO, Huawei India.

“Huawei continues to promote joint innovation with operators in the 5G field around the world and in India, and is joining hands with upstream and downstream industry partners to promote the sustainable development of the 5G industry,” Chen added.

Huawei, together with Bharti Airtel, recently launched the country’s first massive multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) antenna technology implementations, which can potentially increase spectrum efficiency by six to ten times. The move will significantly decrease networking costs, enhancing intensive coverage and user experience in India. ALSO READ: Airtel deploys India’s first 5G capable technology 

Last month, Huawei released its 5G-oriented mobile bearer solution ‘X-Haul’, which is now available in India. The solution will help operators in India build end-to-end 5G networks.

  • Published Date: September 28, 2017 8:22 AM IST