With over a billion subscribers, India is the world's second largest mobile communications market. While the country is currently being largely driven by voice services, it is expected to become the second largest telecom market in terms of mobile data users by 2020. India expects over 800 million MBB users by 2020 making a giant leap from what currently is a voice driven market.
The advent and growing popularity of 2K/4K HD video the M2M communications in India, will now have higher requirements for network capacity and quality experience. This would mean that the country needs to look and explore the 5G technology. 5G is the fifth generation of wireless networks which are expected to offer exceptional broadband speed to end users and also possess the capacity to connect billions of devices such as driverless cars and home appliances to the internet.
The Future 5G technology would be capable of delivering extreme mobile broadband and large-scale critical communication between machines in order to provide services to a number of enterprises, vertical applications and diverse industries.
However, according to the telecom experts, the roll-out of 5G in India wouldn’t start until the year 2020. In order to help the operators get there a little faster, 4.5G has come out as next steptechnology that can optimize the journey to 5G mobile technology. 4.5G will be able to enable significant increases in LTE capacity, coverage and speed where and when it will be needed for the end users.
In order to maintain our leadership in ICT forum in India, We are glad to present India’s first ever b2b summit on 4.5G & 5G or LTE Advanced named as 4.5G & 5G Innovation Summit 2017, taking place on 12th April 2017 at ITC Grand Maratha, Mumbai.
4.5G is natural evolution of LTE. 4.5G helps operators to protect their investment by using the existing infrastructure to offer higher data rates and improved user experience. 4.5G allows operators to deploy NB-IoT, broadband trunking, and other new technologies on their existing networks. This enables operators to make full use of their advantages to better serve vertical markets. 4.5G technology promises mobile broadband data rates exceeding 1,000 Mbit/s - or ten times faster than current 4G rates - which also opens the way for new applications.
LTE will continue as the dominant technology in India but in order to cope with huge data traffic over 3G/4G Networks, Operators are now looking 4.5G as ideal technology to bridge the telecom landscape by building an interim phase that will create an ideal situation for embracing digital transformation.
4.5G & 5G Innovation Summit will create a useful platform for the entire Indian telecom industry to come together and share their expertise towards roadmap of 4.5G & 5G in India and how can operators upgrade their existing networks towards 4.5G & 5G.
4.5G & 5G Innovation Summit 2017 will focus on: