Indian multinational information technology services company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is ready to put in place a 5G network for any telecom operator across the globe on any given day and the company is working in India on a country-specific gear for the network.
The Press Trust of India (PTI), is the largest news agency in India, quoted TCS head for Communication, Media & Information Services Kamal Bhadada saying that the company is already helping telecom operators across the globe in managing their networks, swapping equipment and technology providers.
Meanwhile, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is working with TCS and C-DoT for rolling out an indigenous 5G enabled 4G network. The state-run telco has finished its trials for 4G with TCS and is expected to roll it out by August 15, 2022.
“In my view, 5G has at least 3 more years of cycle left before it starts, I mean India is in the very tail end of it. If you really look at it in the western markets everybody is in the middle of it. By 2023 or 2024 I feel all the 5G rollouts will be complete,” Kamal said.
The Indian government will hold the first 5G spectrum auctions for the telecom operators in a few months.
Speaking on 6G, Bhadada said 6G is at least four years away from any commercial right in the international market.
“6G is interesting, but I feel 5G will take five years for exploitation. I mean as I said 2-3 years for completing the rollouts and another 3-4 years for exploitation. 6G even in other markets is in my view at least four years away from any commercial right,” he mentioned.