Ericsson to make 5G telecom gear in India. Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson on Monday announced that it will start manufacturing 5G network equipment in India once the service is operational in the country.
"This year we can say we are ready to switch the production from 4G to 5G when it becomes operational in this country. We will produce in India, for India," Ericsson Head South East Asia, Oceania and India, Nunzio Mirtillo said at the India Mobile Congress 2019.
"Today, there are commercial #5G live networks across America Europe, Asia and Australia. And, we were first with commercial live networks on all 4 continents. Once you have been first, you can never be second" -Nunzio Mirtillo Head of South East Asia Oceania & India @exploreIMC pic.twitter.com/3wnS0BEnXc— Ericsson India (@EricssonIndia) October 14, 2019
The company has its factory in India where it is making 4G network gears.
In 2018, we announced our factory in Pune where we manufactured 4G radio, Mirtillo said, adding, "We were ready for export. Not only for India but... to rest of the world, particularly in Asia."
He said that encouraging policy, thriving ecosystem and affordable spectrum will help operators to deploy 5G as fast as possible.