Future belongs to 5G tech: C-DOT director

‘Business volume of the technology will cross ₹2 lakh crore by year 2026’

December 07, 2018 08:06 am | Updated 08:06 am IST - GUNTUR

Centre for Development of Telematics director M. Soundar Kumar delivering at the conference at Vignan University in Guntur on Friday.

Centre for Development of Telematics director M. Soundar Kumar delivering at the conference at Vignan University in Guntur on Friday.

The 5G technology is going to sweep the world and the business volume of 5G technology will cross ₹2 lakh crore by the year 2026, said director, Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) M. Soundar Kumar.

Addressing the IC5GCAT'18 (International conference on 5G Communications, Applications and Technologies) at Vignan University, Mr. Soundar Kumar said that extensive research on 5G technology was yielding results and added that 5G would be the future technology. More than 100 scholars from 40 countries took part in the conference.

Former principal, PEC College, Pudecherry, V. Pridhviraj said that customers using 4G technology were able to access 45 mbps data and this would be enhanced by 20 times, if they start using 5G technology. The latest technology could be used to perform remote surgeries and could herald revolution in medicine.

Professor, IIT, Dharwad M. Sudhakar said that the demand for mobile networks was creating pressure on spectrum bands leading to disruption of mobile services. The use of 5G technology would solve this problem. TharekARehman, Professor, University of Technology Malaysia, said that 5G communication will come within the reach of people by the year 2020 working alongside existing 3G and 4G technology.“5G Technology is the next generation of mobile internet connectivity, offering faster speeds and more reliable connections on smart phones and other devices than ever before, said Prof. Jason Levy from University of Hawaii, USA,

ISRO former director S Pareswaran said the government had allotted ₹500 crore for 5G services and South Korea is making arrangements to start 5G services from next year. Many dignitaries from various academic institutions and industries from different corners of the world had graced the event. More than 200 papers were presented in the conference hosted by the Department of ECE.

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