“We will be offering our telecom solutions in the 5G space across the industry and to different sectors, Saurabh Tewari, Director & Chief Technology Officer (Telecom), Dell Technologies India, told ETTelecom.
Even as 4G is likely to be the mainstay of connectivity for another decade, telcos will be heavily relying on the next-generation network technology, 5G, in near future to offer higher bandwidth and differentiated services to their customers.
“Soon, service providers will be heavily banking on 5G technology to meet customer demands and this will force them to increase capex for upgrading their current network and stack. These companies will also rely on their IT solutions to provide continuous bandwidth along with improved connectivity with minimum glitches,” he said.
“To address the user’s concerns around internet connectivity and bandwidth issues, we have launched enhanced telecom offerings integrated with our innovative server and security solutions which allow internet service providers (ISPs) to better serve their customers.”
With the adoption of 5G technology, all the key telecom providers are focused on updating their existing stack, and making them capable of managing 5G services.
“The telecom business in India is one of the key focus areas for us which is why out of the whole range of PowerEdge servers, there are specific servers that we have launched to support our telecom and edge business,” he said.
“We are focused on the growth of the telecom business globally, and in India. We have also been working very closely with almost all the key telecom and network players around the world like Orange and Deutsche Telekom and offer them customized solutions, as per their evolving needs,” Tewari said.He expects telecom companies to transition to 5G via Non-standalone (NSA) route if the company already has a 4G network. However, the choice between 5G NSA and Open RAN 5G standalone (SA) will be “very subjective” taking into account that each company will have distinctive spectrum holding, transport network, and data centers, he said.
“Keeping in mind that 4G and 5G have a symbiotic relationship, this organization need not invest in a brand new core network. They can simply use a 5G radio network that offers significantly higher spectral efficiency and network capacity, to increase energy efficiency and bandwidth,” Tewari said.