At a time when tech giants across the world are keeping a close eye on India’s ambitious 5G plan, San Diego-based chipmaker Qualcomm is playing a substantial role in finding new solutions for the services in the country.
According to a Financial Express report, Qualcomm, on Wednesday, said that the company is working with Mukesh Ambani-backed Reliance Jio and ecommerce giants Flipkart and Amazon India to build new use cases for 5G.
Highlighting the need for the Indian market for early adoption of 5G, Alex Katouzian, Qualcomm’s senior vice-president and general manager of the mobile business unit, reportedly said that India could be instrumental in building new use cases for 5G.
On how Qualcomm is working with India’s tech ecosystem, Katouzian added that the company is using services of Reliance Jio and is involved with it on a fairly active basis for building new 5G use cases.
Speaking on the sidelines of Qualcomm’s annual Snapdragon Summit in Maui, Katouzian further said that the company is also working with Flipkart and Amazon India for 5G.
Qualcomm is currently leveraging services provided by Flipkart and Amazon India for bringing innovation in the 5G ecosystem, Katouzian told reporters at the event.
While the deployment of 5G is going at a slower pace around the world, Cristiano Amon, president of Qualcomm reportedly highlighted that there was no technological reason for 5G not to be deployed.
Amon, dropping a hint that 5G deployment in many parts of the world might be facing a roadblock because of government policies, further urged that it is very important for governments across the world to put the conditions for 5G deployment to occur.
According to the Ericsson Mobility Report, 5G will make inroads in India by 2022. While 5G is expected to cover around 65% of the world’s population by 2025, India would be able to only register 11% 5G subscriptions in the country, the report added.
The challenges behind this slow growth of 5G in India can be seen as a result of a lack of infrastructure and slow adoption of this technology by telecom players. However, with Qualcomm working Reliance Jio, Flipkart, and Amazon India, deployment and adoption of this fifth-generation network might witness a boost.