Techade: Is India Ready For a Change?

The technology avalanche refers to the recent advancements in the fields of IoT, AI, ML, and connectivity. India has a large population that can make use of these technologies.

Techade: Is India Ready For a Change?

The 5G network, amongst the many latest innovations on the market today, is a major force in India. Private 5th generation (5G) networks can enable seamless wireless connectivity, low latency and high bandwidth in manufacturing, logistics, warehousing and third-party providers. A demand for a similar arrangement was made based on this premise. According to an Ericsson Mobility Report the number of 5G subscriptions is expected to be around 690 millions by the end 2028 in India.

Make in India is it a new initiative or has technology always been a part of India? Do we really want to move towards a techade? Were we really moving towards a techade?

India is a prime target for technology adoption.

India is equipped with all the building blocks needed to develop and adapt technology at various levels. There is a big difference between a concept/idea and a product/solution that's commercially viable. This is the journey that we must all take, and we need to follow certain prerequisites. We cannot ignore the prerequisites in the race to be innovative. The business viability of a solution or end-product is another aspect. This has to be uniform throughout the ecosystem, as it creates an effect domino.

HFCL is the first Indian original equipment manufacturer to launch the open-source WiFi 7 Access Point to complement indoor 5G coverage. HFCL partnered recently with Microsoft to create converged 5G solutions that combine IoT, Cloud computing, Edge Computing and AI and Analytics. These solutions will transform industries such as manufacturing, retail and distribution, mining, education and defense. In order to amplify the innovation in technology, we need to work together with our ecosystem partners to create pre-integrated and pre-validated products that can cater for needs of Indian markets as well as globally," Jayanta Dey said, executive president-5G, HFCL.

Ankit Agarwal MD of STL said that technology is a great tool for creating jobs and India needs to increase manufacturing. India is doing well as a market, but there's still a lot to do. The CEO is the first person to enable technology adoption. Companies are now showing great interest, but organizations must be proactive to bring about necessary changes in order to minimize dependency on external factors.

It is based on these four criterias. Airtel, one of the leading players in 5G technology, has a wide range of applications that are relevant to manufacturing, agriculture, and health care industries. In health care, real-time analytics can be a lifesaver. Manufacturing can benefit from 5G in terms of logistics, and connected cars would also be a revolution. The companies are working together to maintain the momentum of growth. I believe we have made great strides in technology," said Satkeerthi, CTO at Airtel Business.

Emergency healthcare is another immediate application. The ambulance is now a mini ICU. It is difficult to reach patients before the golden hours due to our large population. Today, treatment begins in the ambulance. With 5G, such treatments can be further improved. Hospitals can also monitor the arrival of ambulances to prioritize them accordingly. Doctors can also monitor vitals remotely, without any delay, based on the data. Satkeerthi added.