ITI will be ready to manufacture 4G & 5G equipment In few months: Tech Mahindra

IT company Tech Mahindra is in advance stage of sharing technology with ITI Limited and the state-run electronics manufacturing entity

A senior official from IT company Tech Mahindra said that the electronics manufacturing entity will be ready to make 4G and 5G equipment very soon.

The country’s prospective to induce talent and software at huge scale presents a wonderful chance for India. In the month of June, the Tech Mahindra signed an agreement with ITI Limited for development of 4G and 5G technologies.

“We are in the stages of exchanging design, starting to plan and also doing a couple of test runs and trials based on the technology that they are looking to manufacture. We’re in a Pretty advanced stages, it’s not something that will take years but a very few months for them to start doing it and of course, it depends on how quickly they start winning business in this area”, Vyas said.

“We are going to  help them with the reference design with the transfer of technology that will enable them to put together the process and the plans to start manufacturing the radio units which are very specific to both 4G and 5G going forward, to an architecture which is an open source, open radio access network-based architecture,” he said.

ITI get some allowance to provide equipment that can be installed in the network of public sector telecom companies (BSNL and MTNL). ITI has also won some ₹7,000 crore contract to build communication networks for the Defence section.

“This (Indian) market will require hundreds and thousands of radio units in the next few years globally. Millions I would say, and it will require a facility that people can trust, a country that people can trust, in terms of security from a data standpoint, I think it’s a wonderful job. Our partnership is set up around enabling them to be able to get back to manufacturing and to seize this moment and opportunity,” he said.

Tech Mahindra working with Japan’s Rakuten Mobile on development of 5G technology.Rakuten, Inc. is a Japanese electronic commerce and online retailing company based in Tokyo. It was founded in 1997 by Japanese businessman Hiroshi Mikitani. Its B2M E-Commerce platform Rakuten Ichiba is the largest e-commerce site in Japan.

“Tech Mahindra today works for every single major telecom firm outside China. Every single major service provider anywhere in the world, in every country that we care for, in the sense we operate in, in Africa and Latin America, in Europe and Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Japan, America, Canada,” he said.

Vyas said that all the top three or four service providers in each of the countries where Tech Mahindra operates are its customers. “It gives us an opportunity to participate with 150 operators globally. The world of opportunity exists for us across the board,” he said.