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India likely to overtake America in 5G roll-out by year-end: Ericsson CEO

'We are the biggest contributor to the standards of O-RAN', said Börje Ekholm

Borje Ekhlom

Borje Ekhlom, CEO, Ericsson

Surajeet Das Gupta
Börje Ekholm, CEO of Ericsson, one of the key telecom gear suppliers to telcos, spoke to Surajeet Das Gupta during a visit to New Delhi about India’’s 5G journey. Edited excerpts:  

India might have started a bit late in launching 5G, but does Ericsson, a vendor for Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel and many telcos across the world, see it catching up with the world?

Compared to 4G, India is actually deploying the latest technology in 5G. And the reason for that is, of course, the growth in data traffic. Data usage is probably north of 20 gigabit per month,

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First Published: Mar 16 2023 | 10:57 PM IST

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