Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of Aditya Birla Group, announced plans to ramp up its investments in 5G infrastructure in the upcoming quarters, while continuing to enhance its 4G infrastructure
Vodafone Idea (Vi) at IMC 2023 said it plans to accelerate its 5G infrastructure efforts.
On Friday, Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of Aditya Birla Group, announced plans to ramp up its investments in 5G infrastructure in the upcoming quarters, while continuing to enhance its 4G infrastructure.
“In the coming quarters, Vodafone idea will initiate significant investments in order to roll out 5G networks and further expand 4G coverage across the country. The company is determined to realize the government’s vision of establishing a robust supply chain in critical and emerging areas, including OpenRAN. This endeavor will enable innovative Indian companies to design both hardware and software for the global markets,” Birla said.
Birla highlighted the achievements made by Vi in last few years. He also pointed out the development of advanced use cases by the company, slated to impact key sectors like agriculture, infrastructure, and logistics, among others.
“Our vision includes creating value for large corporations as well as smaller businesses, As we see they are powerful drivers of economic and job creation,” he added.
Vi competitors have already established extensive 5G infrastructure across the metro cities. Both Airtel and Jio have set up nearly 3,50,000 sites.
As India’s digital ecosystem stands on the edge of unparalleled growth, Birla highlighted the rapid rise in broadband users, currently exceeding 800 million. He credited the telecom sector as the driving force behind the nation’s flourishing digital economy.
He further said, “India is actively engaging in the development of standards for future technologies in areas like 6G under the vision of PM Modi, I want to again commend the honorable Prime Minister and the government for their leadership and tremendous support”.