LTE India 2012: LTE to make voice and data services cheaper
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New Delhi, May 11, 2012:- India is expected to witness a huge business opportunities with the optical fibre network getting completed by the Government of India. While speaking at the inauguration of 3rd LTE India 2012 International Conference at New Delhi, Shri J.K. Roy, Member Technology, Ministry of Communications & IT said, “For an effective utilisation of the possibilities which can be offered by LTE (Long Term Evolution), back haul is one of the most important components. The optical fibre network which is being put in place by the Government of India will close this gap and there will be range of opportunities in the rural areas which can be availed by LTE technology providers.”
With broadband wireless access auction winners slated to roll out ultra speed mobile broadband with TD-LTE technology in the near future, the rise of broadband uptake is expected to transform the socio-economical fabric of the country. The subscribers are already experiencing the 4th Generation mobile communication through TD-LTE technology. LTE-enabled 4G speeds are expected to improve user experience of wireless broadband including web, online gaming, video streaming and social networking even while on the move.
In his introductory address, Mr. Adrian Scrase, Head of Mobile Competence Centre, 3GPP said that couple of years ago India was not much decided about LTE. “LTE was a dream for the Indian operators, but today releasing the growth & the level of satisfaction required, LTE has become a reality in India,” added Mr. Scrase.
Mr. Shashi Dharan, Managing Director, Bharat Exhibitions the organizer of LTE INDIA 2012, says, “This business event on 4G services is a timely opportunity to discuss about evolving from 2G / 3G or 4G to LTE and exploring the solutions for transforming ones network including the backhaul. The conference provided an update on the mobile broadband, current capabilities, the eco-system, drivers and directions for future evolution to the next generation/LTE and beyond.”
On the emerging scenario of “humongous demand” in cell phone market, which is already taking place in the Indian telecommunication industry Mr. Abhay Savargaonkar , Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for mobile services, Bharti Airtel Limited said that to meet the demand for better services and applications the launch of LTE with its high speed and high spectral efficiency was required. “The major drivers for LTE and its superiority were lowest cost per bit, use over a wide range of spectrums and flexibility regarding bandwidth,” Mr Savargaonkar added. The technology expert underlined that LTE is the only technology that will sustain the level of telecommunication demand in future.
Mr. Cui Liangjun, Chief Executive Officer, ZTE India said, ZTE is fully determined to build a strong LTE ecosystem that offers a scintillating experience for mobile broadband users and participates in the country’s economic growth by supporting several government initiatives and schemes in sectors like health, education and governance.
Giving details of system deployment scenario and the advantages of LTE, Mr. Takehiro Nakamura, Director-Radio Access System Group, NTT DOCOMO said that LTE could be deployed as an overlay on 3G network. “Legacy 3G facility was also there which meant 3G services could continue outside LTE even as this new technology was in use. The capability of this technology was 100 Mbps, with maximum downlink speed of 75 Mbps with 5 MHz bandwidth capable of handling 37.5 Mbps, he added.
New initiatives in telecom policy like delinking of spectrum from licence, use of Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology and countrywide broadband network along with the recent freeing of 700 MHz spectrum for telecom use, are set to make smart phone applications including voice “popular and cheaper”. While speaking at the conference Mr. Robert Sewell, Head of Technology solutions, Aircel Ltd., said that the last mile connectivity problem that used to be a huge overhang in expanding networks was shrinking. “The more you begin to use broadband, the greater is the progressive self-discovery involved broadband. To satisfy the demands of the ‘Internet hungry generation’, the service providers should go for technologies that increases spectral efficiency to enable the huge growth in voice, data and video that was emerging as this “self-discovery” process progressed. LTE has the most spectral efficiency,” he added.
Along with individual to individual use of mobile technology, “there is a significant growth” in demand for machine to machine communication facilities also, said Mr. Vikram Tiwathia, Associate Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).
Making it truly global platform to conduct business, global majors engaged in wireless broadband technology – ZTE, Radisys, PointRed Telecom, Altair Semiconductor, JDSU, Rohde & Schwarz, Alcatel-Lucent, Aricent, Commscope, ip.access, Agilent Technologies, Avnet, Ixia, Tellabs, United Mobile Apps, Sequans Communications participated at the event & shared their plans for India.
The Conference was attended by key executives from telecom operator & broadband service providers – Airtel, Idea, Aircel, BSNL, MTNL, Reliance Communications, TATA Teleservices, Vodafone, Reliance Infotel, MTS, Uninor, TATA Docomo, Videocon, Augere, Tikona Digital and Government organisation likes TRAI, TDSAT, Minsitry of Defence, etc.
About Bharat Exhibitions:
In a world where technology is erasing borders, it is indeed ironical that professionals find it increasingly difficult to maintain peer to peer contact on regular basis. Bharat Exhibitions fills in this space by managing and hosting some of India’s premier Telecom & IT events. We own niche and prestigious conference properties in the new generation technology arena such as VAS Asia, LTE India, Broadband Tech India, Enterprise India, Cloud Computing India, Data Centre India, Green Telecom India and Mobile Payment India. We have a simple mission: Establish & deliver contacts that create value for your business.
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