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India joins global league after allowing private captive telecom networks

Lufthansa Technik AG announced that it was setting up a 5G private network which would be operated by Vodafone plc and use Nokia Oyj equipment

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Of course, telcos can also get licences or collaborate with enterprises but competition will be fierce, and not limited to a few telcos

Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
Despite the vehement protests of telecom companies, the Union Cabinet has gone ahead with allowing direct allocation of spectrum to private captive networks, in line with the growing global trend.  

According to the Global Mobile Suppliers Association’s (GSA’s) internal report last month, 794 customers have deployed private networks out of which 37 per cent (297) are powered by 5G. Around 75 of these 297 are used in manufacturing. Twenty-five countries already have dedicated private networks or are considering it.

The reason for the trend is that enterprises are demanding more reliability in their applications, better cyber security, lower latency for m2m applications,

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First Published: Jun 16 2022 | 8:48 PM IST

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