‘India ready for accelerated 5G infrastructure deployment’

As 5G is set to become a reality soon, Dell Technologies has introduced software-driven storage innovations that provide intelligent insights, security, and increased productivity for Indian businesses…reports Asian Lite News

As India begins to take first steps towards 5G with a record Rs 1.5 lakh crore spectrum auction, a top Dell Technologies India executive said on Sunday that the company expects to witness the beginning of an accelerated 5G infrastructure deployment serving both urban and rural India sooner than expected.

The development will boost adoption of advanced technologies such as the Internet of Things, Industrial IoT, edge computing, and robotics across industries like agriculture, e-commerce, healthcare, education, and pharma, according to Manish Gupta, VP and GM, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell Technologies India.

“As enterprises look to bring more and more of their applications to the public cloud, they’ll also need enterprise-grade solutions and services for their workloads that are integrated with their on-premises infrastructure stacks,” Gupta told IANS.

The convergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 will reduce manufacturing costs, improve quality and yields.

“Data Analytics, AI and Machine Learning (ML) will penetrate new market segments and enable better, data-driven decisions for businesses resulting in more precise, real-time, and predictive analytics,” he emphasised.

As 5G is set to become a reality soon, Indian micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), which are focused towards driving revenue growth and are reluctant to invest in IT infrastructure solutions initially, will require a resilient journey to Cloud.

“MSMEs require flexibility to manage workloads — upgrading existing IT infrastructure by raising their capabilities to manage future workloads will give them the edge over competition, offer optimal services to customers and strengthen their relationships with partners in the age of digital transformation,” Gupta said.

Dell Technologies is offering customised enterprise support to organisations of every size, scale, and sector.

“With our broad portfolio of solutions, the right server, storage, cloud, and cybersecurity solutions will help shape the future for MSMEs, turning them into profitable enterprises who take actions on the basis of cutting-edge insights, for mapping progress through the market of tomorrow,” said the company executive.

Dell Technologies has introduced software-driven storage innovations that provide intelligent insights, security, and increased productivity for Indian businesses.

These advancements will give businesses a secure and flexible environment to derive critical insights to grow in the digital era, according to Gupta.

“Our infrastructure solutions are designed to integrate IT processes and reduce complexities for businesses This is one of the reasons towards our industry leadership in the country in the servers segment for consecutive three quarters, where our revenue crossed the 40 per cent mark in the Indian servers market,” said Gupta.

The 5G spectrum auction has crossed Rs 1.5 lakh crore after 30 rounds and the auction will continue for a few more days, Union IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Saturday.

Led by Reliance Jio so far, the 5G spectrum auction by the Department of Telecom (DoT) received bids for more than Rs 112 crore in seven rounds on day 5.

Addressing the ‘Telecom Investors Roundtable’ in Mumbai, Vaishnaw said that there is no upfront paymentA and the winning telecom companies can pay the money over a period of 20 years.

“There is no upfront payment so that reduces the cash flow stress significantly. Since the auction has crossed Rs 1.5 lakh crore, give a big round of applause for the telecom industry,” the minister told the gathering after he was told that the bids crossed the figure.

In 2015, after 19 days of fierce bidding, the telecom spectrum auction had fetched Rs 1.10 lakh crore for the government.

On Friday, the spectrum auction saw intense bidding for the 1800 Mhz band in Uttar Pradesh (East) with the per unit price of the band increasing by 49 per cent to Rs 135.60 crore.

The main bidders are Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and a unit of Gautam Adani’s Adani enterprises.

According to Vaishnaw, the government reduced the price of the spectrum significantly, removed several charges, and gave many relaxations.

The ongoing 5G spectrum auction indicates that the country’s telecom industry has come a long way in 5G advancements, he said.

The industry has emerged to become a sunrise industry in India and a benchmark for the world, the minister added.

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