India makes its maiden entry into 5G standards, pisses off big telecoms
As the 5G standards window closes in, India has added a feature to it. International vendors like Ericsson, Nokia, Qualcomm are worried. If India continues on this path, it could become a threat to their cosy club which lords telecoms patents
After years of effort, India has added a feature to 5G standards: large cell, low mobility. A typical Indian requirement for high-speed broadband with low mobility
In numerous international meetings, vendors negotiated down the essential features of LMLC. Why? Nobody wants to redo their products and build solutions for countries like India
Still, India managed to get into the optional list of 5G standards to be rolled later this year. It works with 4G/LTE and 5G gears
India will make it mandatory; vendors will eventually come around to it. But will this spur local telecoms product development?
For the last three years, Kiran Kumar Kuchi has been travelling to the global telecoms standards meetings with resolute regularity. A trip every month. To the high-stakes 5G standards being drafted during the time, Kuchi and his colleagues from the Indian Institutes of Technology wanted to add a typically Indian requirement.
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