As India is moving towards embracing next generation in mobile communications, Sweden based global telecom equipment maker, Ericsson is working with all the major Indian operators on 4G LTE. The company is engaged with operators on providing technology understanding and network integration, as far as their LTE strategies are concerned.
“Today, India is ready for 4G, the understanding for next generation of mobile technology is good now. In the next 12 months, we will see LTE driven 4G launches in major cities of the country. At present, we are working with all the major operators as far as LTE is concerned,” informed, Derek Long, Principle Consultant, LTE, Ericsson India.
Seen as a major proponent for global LTE technology adoption, Ericsson is helping a large set of operators in their quest towards creating 4G network infrastructure. However, there are certain universal issues to be addressed and one of such issue comes from data backhauling. As LTE network will translate towards large amount of data coming to the network, efficient backhauling of such large quantity of data will decide the big winners in such a complex operator environment.
“Backhaul is going to be a bottleneck and here ‘right of way’ is a major issue for strengthening of fiber. But, technologies such as Carrier-grade Ethernet will play a key role, especially when it comes to addressing the connectivity opportunities in the enterprise space,” he explained.