IT giant Tech Mahindra has set up a so called 5G lab in Bengaluru in association with US chipmaker Intel as part of its preparedness for 5G services expected to be rolled out by 2019.
It is expected the Department of Telecom (DoT) will finalise a road map for the services by June 2018.
The 5G technology is the fifth generation of wireless networks which is expected to offer not only better uniform user experience in terms of data speed transfers but also has the capacity to connect the billions of devices like driver-less cars and household appliances which will connect to the internet in the near future.
It is capable of delivering speeds of over 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) and support several devices at once.
It must be noted that the South Korea has launched the fifth-generation wireless network “5G” for the first time in the history at the 2018 Winter Olympics, PyeongChang.
Importance of 5G
- The 5G technology is about 100 times faster than 4G. At 1 gigabit per second, 5G can send a full-length high-definition movie in seconds.
- It also paves the way for the Internet of Things (IoT), where devices from refrigerators to traffic lights to dog collars can talk to each other.
- It will be important for developing Artificial Intelligence (AI), drones, self-driving vehicles, robots and other machines that transmit massive data in real time.
Statement regarding 5G lab
C P Gurnani, CEO and Managing Director of Tech Mahindra, said:
A large delegation of Tech Mahindra will visit the World Mobile Congress (WMC – 2018) at Barcelona, which is staring from February 26. There, the intense discussions have been planned around 5G roll out.