80% of Indian enterprises have kept the next-generation connectivity technology, 5G, on their priorities list said a study.
According to Deloitte’s ‘Global Advanced Wireless Survey – India edition’, next-gen wireless technologies, such as 5G and Wi-Fi 6, will improve service levels such as security, scalability, and reliability/resilience and will lead to business success.
About 71 % of Indian executives, the highest amongst the countries surveyed, believe that their organisations will invest in more wireless networking due to COVID-19.
According to the results of the survey, over 80% of Indian enterprises have kept 5G at the top of their priorities list, and over 73% of enterprises believe that Wi-Fi 6 is equally important. 55% of the subjects in the study chose Wi-Fi 6 for providing indoor connectivity, while 53% of subjects preferred 5G for outdoor connectivity.
The data comes from Deloitte India, which surveyed 437 IT Line-of-Business (LoB) executives from nine different countries, out of which 51 subjects were from India.
The survey highlights that India ranks second only to Japan amongst the countries surveyed in terms of the investment planned on wireless networking. The increased investment is going towards customer engagement through digital platforms (57%), improved bandwidth requirements for remote workers (61%), and enhanced remote monitoring of machines (50%).
According to the survey, two-thirds of the organisations in India believe that existing networking infrastructure is preventing them from innovation – the highest amongst global peers.
India, along with the UK and Brazil, is expected to be most optimistic in using next-generation technologies to implement emerging technology, it said.
Meanwhile, businesses in India rank second amongst global peers in terms of willingness to spend on wireless networking technology to meet the performance gap.
After Japan and the UK, India is least inclined towards private 5G and most likely to go for a combination of both public and private 5G slices.
More than 8 in 10 networking executives are willing to explore new providers across the advanced connectivity ecosystem – those in India and the UK are most inclined to do so.