India Will be Ready for 4G by 2012

India is all set to move on from 3G to
4G, industry and technology experts said at LTE India 2011 international

With mass adoption, lowest cost per
bit, highest capacity, best user experience and a true global standard, the
world is stepping into 4G expecting 380 million LTE subscribers and 80 plus LTE
networks by 2015″  said Sujit Bakre, head of 4G business development,
Nokia Siemens Networks.


India could lead LTE-TD broadband
technology developments. Lot of competence in this area is returning to India from
outside,” said Mallikarjuna Rao, chief technology officer of Aircel said
at the conference.


J. Gopal, advisor (technology),
department of telecommunications, Ministry of Communications & IT, was
guest of honour at the conference.


Puneet Garg, VP for networks, Bharti
Airtel puts 2012 as the year of next step towards a broadband wireless
revolution using LTE. LTE will change the way people connect to
communicate. Bharti Airtel was ready for this change over, he said.


LTE or 4G would be a smooth
transition using core set up of the 2G/3G networks, several experts emphasized
at the conference, a transition dramatically matured”.  Already with
globally 18 launches with 208 network commitments, the 100 Megabits per second
LTE service was described by several experts and operator executives as
providing a unique consumer experience.”  Worldwide trials had already started
in 2010.


In China large scale trials had been
started by China Mobile. In India Qualcomm and Huawei had set up a trial
network in Hyderabad.
It is an opportunity for India to telescope change but the technology would
support only  four or five operators provided they have a pan India reach”
according to Mallikarjuna Rao.


Amaru Chavez Pujol, Group CTO of
Etisalat, a multi-continent operator company,  defined LTE as a
strong  and well-defined data interface that promises a new reality.


Auction was not the best way for
the national imperative move forward,” said Rajan S. Mathews, director-general
of Cellular Operators Association of India.  


This route was shifting a vast
amount of resources from the private sector to the government sector and to
restore the balance of dynamism in the spread of mobile broadband it was
necessary to bring that money back in the service of the spread and reach of
the telecom-broadband networks. Greater active infrastructure
sharing, operator efforts to determine and invest in what the consumer really
want and a greater attention to local language services for success in India of
the broadband revolution sweeping the world,” Mathews added.


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