Tata Consultancy Services is now planning to build a 5G network for businesses and organisations.
Ashwini Vaishnav, the telecom minister, stated in June that 5G networks would be operational in 20-25 cities and towns by the end of the year.
TCS will build a 5G network for businesses.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said that it will assist businesses and organisations in constructing private or non-public fifth generation (5G)-backed networks in order to speed transformation.
A private or captive network is a wireless technology extension used to create a specialised local area network (LAN) within a specified building or commercial facility for smooth connectivity needs, with the capability of providing services beyond the restricted area.
TCS Chief Operating Officer N Ganapathy Subramaniam stated, “As a technology company and a system integrator (SI), we will work with our clients across verticals to help them adopt 5G led growth and transformation of their businesses, including assistance in setting up their private 5G networks on their campuses or factories.”
He stated that TCS, a system integrator located in Mumbai, can set up captive 5G networks for enterprises under the current framework, but it cannot seek a licence or control spectrum.
Businesses Can Establish Private Networks: DoT
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) recently issued a decision that was taken in accordance with the recommendations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) that a business that wants to construct a non-public network for captive or restricted usage can either directly acquire from the government or lease airwaves from a telecom service provider.
Last year, we reported that Three UK, one of the UK’s leading mobile network providers, has chosen Tata Consultancy Services to prepare its mobile network for the continuing 5G services rollout.
According to Reliance Industries’ annual report, Jio has completed its 5G coverage plans in the top 1,000 cities throughout the country. Using heat maps, 3D maps, and ray tracing technologies, coverage planning focuses on targeted client usage and income opportunities.
The telco won the premium 700MHz band in the recently finished spectrum auction, which is said to deliver better coverage with fewer towers.
Following the auction, newly appointed Jio Chairman Akash Ambani declared that the business would commemorate the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ with the launch of the Jio Phone.